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The Farming of Bones
The Farming of Bones | Edwidge Danticat
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It is 1937 and Amabelle Désir, a young Haitian woman living in the Dominican Republic, has built herself a life as the servant and companion of the wife of a wealthy colonel. She and Sebastien, a cane worker, are deeply in love and plan to marry. But Amabelle's  world collapses when a wave of genocidal violence, driven by Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo, leads to the slaughter of Haitian workers. Amabelle and Sebastien are separated, and she desperately flees the tide of violence for a Haiti she barely remembers. Already acknowledged as a classic, this harrowing story of love and survival—from one of the most important voices of her generation—is an unforgettable memorial to the victims of the Parsley Massacre and a testimony to the power of human memory.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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collegecatlady
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One of the best books I've read in a while. Shocking and violent yet needfully so. Please pick this one up.

Liatrek Loved this book❤️ 2y
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The endpapers of "The Farming of Bones," by Edwidge Danticat, display copies of pages from a five-page letter that Haitian President Sténio Vincent sent to U.S. Secretary of State George Leger describing the Haitian massacre of 1937.
#ReadJanuary #endpapers #BlackHistory

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AlaMich
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These two, along with In The Time of The Butterflies by Julia Alvarez (which I have already read) will accompany me on our Christmas trip to the Dominican Republic. I usually try to read something set in the place I'm going, though with the DR it was rather slim pickings. That is, I think the available choices are great, just that there aren't very many period. 🌴🌞🍹

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#setonanisland #seasonsreadings2016 @RealLifeReading

The island of Hispaniola is shared by Haiti and the Dominican Republic and is the setting for Edwidge Danticat's affecting story that takes place during the 1937 massacre of Haitians under the regime of Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo. This book is one of my all-time favorites. The crèche and painting are from Haiti.

DGRachel 😍 3y
Readingrobin What a charming crèche set!❤️ 3y
Cinfhen LOVE EVERYTHING about this post💕 3y
EvieBee So lovely! Thank you for sharing! 3y
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Liatrek
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The farming of bones is the first book I've read by Edwidge Danticat and won't be my last. There is a beautiful love story at the heart of this tragic event in Haitian history. Read it you won't regret it!

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An embarrassment of library riches

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