Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Mini Review: Absalom's Daughters

Absalom's Daughters
by Suzanne Feldman
Henry Holt and Co. (2016)
Historical Fiction

What's It All About?

Self-educated and brown-skinned, Cassie works full time in her grandmother’s laundry in rural Mississippi. Illiterate and white, Judith falls for “colored music” and dreams of life as a big city radio star. These teenaged girls are half-sisters. And when they catch wind of their wayward father’s inheritance coming down in Virginia, they hitch their hopes to a road trip together to claim what’s rightly theirs.

Who Should Read It?

It's ideal for fans of historical fiction and those interested in learning more about the grim realities of Jim Crow and the harshness of poverty in the 1950s. There's just a touch of magical realism; very reminiscent of O Brother, Where Art Thou?

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3 comments:

Toady said...

First of all, I am really into books set in the south right now, and I am always game for historical fiction in this sort of time and setting... and a bit of a road trip too. Very nice. This is my first time seeing this, so thank you for the introduction. I look forward to reading Absalom's Daughters.

Joanne Roberts said...

I haven't heard of this yet, but I will be looking for it. Thanks for the suggestion.

Billbrarian said...

This one sounds really good to me. I really like the look of your blog too. It's very clean and nice to look at too. I'll definitely be stopping by to looking through your posts!

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