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Call Your Daughter Home
Call Your Daughter Home | Deb Spera
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A stunning tour de force following three fierce, unforgettable Southern women in the years leading up to the Great Depression Its 1924 South Carolina and the region is still recovering from the infamous boll weevil infestation that devastated the land and the economy. Gertrude, a mother of four, must make an unconscionable decision to save her daughters from starvation or die at the hands of an abusive husband. Retta is navigating a harsh world as a first-generation freed slave, still employed by the Coles, influential plantation proprietors who once owned her family. Annie is the matriarch of the Coles family and must come to terms with the terrible truth that has ripped her family apart. These three women seemingly have nothing in common, yet as they unite to stand up to the terrible injustices that have long plagued the small town, they find strength in the bond that ties women together. Told in the pitch-perfect voices of Gertrude, Retta and Annie, Call Your Daughter Home is an audacious, timeless story about the power of family, deep-buried secrets and the ferocity of motherhood.
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I love this book.

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I am love, love, loving this book!

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Saw this at the library today on the NEW shelf. I had never heard of it, but it fits right in with the kind of stuff I like to read so here we are. From the inside cover, the book "follows three fierce, unforgettable Southern women in the years leading up to the Great Depression".

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A few pages in to Call Your Daughter Home, I considered giving up. I can't imagine now! The story is of three women in the South in the early 20th century, one black, one poor white, and one rich white. They all struggle with family, money, weather, sickness, and death. The beauty of the novel is the emotion, especially Retta's. There are some powerful scenes of birth, death, and healing. I highly recommend!

Nute I like the title of this book, and now your review has piqued my curiosity. Stacking! 3mo
Aprilflower Reading this now! 3mo
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I‘m impressed. This was very well written and I would definitely recommend it.

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This was my favorite book read in 2018 and I'm so excited for its release today since I've been recommending it for months!
My review was featured on Roots & Reads back in January: https://rootsandreads.wordpress.com/2019/01/11/review-call-your-daughter-home/

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So far I've read 225 books this year and these are a few that I absolutely loved!

Suet624 Wow! That‘s an amazing amount of books. 11mo
mcipher The Infinite Blacktop!! ♥️♥️ 11mo
TiredLibrarian Love the Miss Kopp series! @AmyStewart 11mo
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My favorite book of the year! 😍
I'm certain this will gain a lot of well deserved praise when it's released in the spring.
I was so impressed with this debut novel I had to research the author and it turns out she's a veteran TV producer of several successful shows!
I highly recommend adding this to your TBR if you're a fan of Southern literature / historical fiction.

Tamra Sounds good! 11mo
kyraleseberg @Tamra It truly is!! 11mo
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