Posts tagged Jesmyn Ward

Sing, Unburied, Sing

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward is a haunting tale of the Jim Crow south and its reverberations, generations deep. In rural Mississippi, thirteen-year-old Jojo lives with his aging grandparents who he refers to as…

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Salvage the Bones

I completely understand why Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward received the National Book Award. It’s a moving and depressing portrait of race, poverty, family, education, and Hurricane Katrina, with a little bit of mythology…

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