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The Gone Dead
The Gone Dead: A Novel | Chanelle Benz
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Billie James' inheritance isn't much: a little money and a shack in the Mississippi Delta. The house once belonged to her father, a renowned black poet who died unexpectedly when Billie was four years old. Though Billie was there when the accident happened, she has no memory of that dayand she hasn't been back to the South since. Thirty years later, Billie returns but her father's home is unnervingly secluded: her only neighbors are the McGees, the family whose history has been entangled with hers since the days of slavery. As Billie encounters the locals, she hears a strange rumor: that she herself went missing on the day her father died. As the mystery intensifies, she finds out that this forgotten piece of her past could put her in danger. Inventive, gritty, and openhearted, The Gone Dead is an astonishing debut novel about race, justice, and memory that lays bare the long-concealed wounds of a family and a country.
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Godpants
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This was a real slow burn, and the end had me all teared up. Really powerful.

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cathysaid
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So good. 4.5 ⭐️ Debut novel by Benz about resurrecting old ghosts to solve past mysteries, and setting is in The Mississippi Delta, where “place” becomes another character. “Inventive, gritty, and open hearted, The Gone Dead is an astonishing debut novel about race, justice, and memory that lays bare the long- concealed wounds of a family and a country.” (From AJC Book Festival website...Benz will be there this year!) #debut #decaturbookfestival

Trashcanman I want you to know I have mad respect for you and I care about you . You are a kind soul. Thank you for your support. Truly ,,🤗 11h
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Coleen_Nieto
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1. Candy
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3. The Gone Dead
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Eggs Thanks for joining in ❤️👏🏻🤗 1w
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jackilynn
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"Words have blood in them. They can make fate take shape when they pass from a mouth into a heart."

I am going to be thinking about this book for awhile. I can see why this is an important and powerful read. The events are still relevant in the world today and it just breaks my heart to think about it.

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Godpants
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Does anyone else have a really hard time juggling your holds some months? I‘m probably not finishing that short story collection I started before tomorrow, so I better start this before it‘s due... on Saturday. Good thing it‘s a long weekend and I can maybe fudge that return date.

rretzler Oh, yes. I just had 5 ebooks that I had on hold come in. Most of the time I can schedule them if others are waiting - apparently I was the only one for some of them. Shouldn‘t be a problem since I have 3 weeks, but it may mean that i don‘t finish books I‘ve already started until I get the library books finished (edited) 3w
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jackilynn
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Such a beautiful day I decided to walk up to the bank. This gives me the perfect opportunity to start my next audiobook.

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Coleen_Nieto
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Pelican71
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I sure hope Books a Million does the penny a page sale again!

SW-T That‘s a great sale! 😊 1mo
Pelican71 @SW-T Yes! First time they‘ve done it! 1mo
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Redwritinghood
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Just ok. I felt there were too many extraneous characters and the plot was not very original. 2.5⭐️ #Hoopla

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Mitch
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After reading that I‘ve clicked straight through to my Indie and clicked buy! Not the best example of self restraint!

https://us1.campaign-archive.com/?u=63307d521ef0e3221b32801ca&id=c100227075&e=dd...

Suet624 Stacked! 2mo
Mitch @Suet624 sounds good doesn‘t it?👍🏼 2mo
Suet624 YES!!! 2mo
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Liberty
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🎉IT‘S NEW BOOK DAY!🎉 Here are some of today‘s new books! There are several more out today that I am excited about, including Murder in the Crooked House by Soji Shimada, Wicked Fox by Kat Cho, Hexarchate Stories by Yoon Ha Lee, Emperors of the Deep by William McKeever, and The Lady's Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite
What are you excited to read? 📚❤️📚

jmtrivera Looking forward to Evvie Drake!@ 2mo
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Well-ReadNeck
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Just so so for me.

kyraleseberg Same here 3mo
Hazel0303 How disappointing to hear! 3mo
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MidnightBookGirl
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Definitely recommending this one! Homecoming, legacies, racism and family, this a beautifully written novel about a young woman in search of answers.

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MidnightBookGirl
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Started the audiobook tonight, narrated by the delightful Bahni Turpin. Liking it so far!

Eggbeater She is one of the best narrators! 4mo
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