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Remembered
Remembered | Yvonne Battle-Felton
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It is 1910 and Philadelphia is burning. For Spring, there is nothing worse than sitting up half the night with her dead sister and her dying son, reliving a past she would rather not remember in order to prepare for a future she cannot face.Edward, Spring's son, lies in a hospital bed. He has been charged with committing a crime on the streets of Philadelphia. But is he guilty? The evidence - a black man driving a streetcar into a store window - could lead to his death.Surrounded by ghosts and the wounded, Spring, an emancipated slave, is forced to rewrite her story in order to face the prospect of a future without her child. With the help of her dead sister, newspaper clippings and reconstructed memories, she shatters the silences that have governed her life in order to lead Edward home.
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BrownGirlReading
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Definitely recommend this debut novel set before during and after the Emancipation Proclamation. It‘s the meeting of slaves and free Negroes. It‘s a story of freedom and what to do with it. Told through the words of Spring with her ghostly sister by her side yo will be énamourés with this emotional story. Longlist Ed for the Women‘sPrize for Fiction 2019, it‘a must read. #readsoullit

charl08 Agreed, great book. Looking forward to her next one already. 2mo
BrownGirlReading @charl08 Thanks! The disappointment is real! 2mo
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charl08
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I don't envy the judges picking a shortlist for this years women's prize: another great read. Painful but gripping.

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The preacher struggles to get his point across...

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youneverarrived
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Brilliant. I had no expectations going in & knew little of what the book was about but I loved it. Very strong sense of time, place and character. It unfolds at a steady pace that keeps you wanting to read on. Spring‘s grown up son is in a coma in the hospital & she is telling him the history of his and her family so he can ‘make his way home‘. It‘s about slavery, the past and family. Also, how stunning is the cover! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #womensprize

erzascarletbookgasm Stacking! 👌 2mo
Tanisha_A Sounds a good read! 2mo
Liatrek This sounds a amazing and the cover is beautiful😊 adding to my TBR. thanks for the great review 2mo
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JennyM I was looking at this online with the library only yesterday. I didn‘t hold it...but I shall go and change that now. Sounds good. 2mo
youneverarrived @Tanisha_A it really is! 2mo
youneverarrived @Liatrek isn‘t it gorgeous 💙 I hope you like the book! 2mo
youneverarrived @JennyM let me know what you think of it ♥️ 2mo
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EllieDottie
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Which women‘s prize book should I read next??

Redwritinghood Remembered-I haven‘t gotten to that one yet. 3mo
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Tashreads
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Book mail!! 🙌🙌 have you read any of these yet?

Redwritinghood I‘m reading Bottled Goods right now. 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm 😍 And I look forward to your review @Redwritinghood 🙂 3mo
Becker Loved Daisy Jones (edited) 3mo
BooknerdsLife What a beautiful book stack 😍💕 3mo
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