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πŸ“š Bookish Thoughts πŸ“š β € β€œI realized that if I was going to assume the responsibility of writing about my home, I needed…

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β€œI realized that if I was going to assume the responsibility of writing about my home, I needed narrative ruthlessness. I couldn’t dull the edges and fall in love with my characters and spare them. Life does not spare us.” ― #SalvagetheBones by #JesmynWard
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Salvage the Bones! Just like the title, this novel is brutal and beautiful. It is incredibly gut-wrenchingly detailed. I teared up on more than a few parts out of empathizing sorrow and bittersweet joy.
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This novel tells the story of a family facing wave after wave of compounding issues centering on grief, single parenting, extreme poverty, dogfighting, low self-esteem, teen pregnancy, and survival in the path of Hurricane Katrina. Throughout the worst of times, shines the light of strong family bonds.
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I give this novel the highest praise for a short story spanning 12 days that pack a mean punch- both hard to read at times and hard to put down at the same time.
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I would recommend this novel to lovers of contemporary fiction. I would also recommend pairing the reading of this novel with a non-fiction account of Hurricane Katrina. I plan to follow up with The Yellow House as my companion read!
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Have you ever read a fictional novel that made you want to go do some deep diving research on a topic?
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πŸ’‹ xoxo, Kat
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