Best Books of Summer Part Two: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
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Best Books of Summer Part Two: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

This was a powerful book about the impacts of slavery, and for me it was another book of summer that completely lived up to the hype.  Gyasi writes of two sisters, living in two different African villages.  One marries a white slaver and remains in what is today Ghana, and the other is captured at … Continue reading

Kindred by Octavia Butler
Challenges / Highly Recommended / Historical Fiction / New to Me Author / Science Fiction

Kindred by Octavia Butler

There are books that stay with you, and this is one of them.  I always hear raves about Octavia Butler, yet her books aren’t exactly mainstream titles.  I knew I wanted to read something by her, but wasn’t sure where to start (thanks to favorite blogger Alley for her review). Kindred has a deceptively simple … Continue reading

First Novels / Historical Fiction / Review Requests and ARCs

Review: Redemption on the River by Loren DeShon

Redemption on the River is a first novel by author Loren DeShon.  It’s got some weaknesses but overall I enjoyed it.  It takes place along the Mississippi River from Missouri to New Orleans in 1848. This is one of those historical novels that really tries to expose you to details you might not have known … Continue reading