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AbstractMonica
River Sing Me Home | Eleanor Shearer
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Solid 3 stars. Such an interesting novel. About halfway and beyond it teetered from slow to rushed. Still enjoyed most of it.

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Donna1980
Washington Black | Esi Edugyan
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A brilliant book with a wonderful central character, Washington ‘Wash‘ Black. His emotional story is skilfully narrated throughout the novel and the character development from boy to man is superbly written. I defy anyone not to feel deeply for him. The ending seemed to bring him some peace and I was relieved that he was determined to be recognised for the brilliant mind he was in the end, rather than become a footnote to his own achievements.

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Lsmoore43
River Sing Me Home | Eleanor Shearer
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Stunning book...
It's so hard to believe this is a debut novel. It's stunning. It's beautiful. It's heartbreaking. Many times I broke down and cried while reading this story. But the author wrote a piece of poetry here. One that is both heartbreaking and sad. It's written with such feeling.

Full review: http://tinyurl.com/mspesd7p

@eleanorbshearer
@berkleypub
#botm

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Andrew65
River Sing Me Home | Eleanor Shearer
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Read this book for #Guyana for #ReadingTheAmericas2023 @Librarybelle @BarbaraBb

An excellent book that tells the story of Rachel that following being freed as a slave set about travelling across Barbados, Guyana and Trinidad to find her lost children with very different outcomes. This is based on many true events for freed slaves and feels like must reading. Great humanity came across in this book.

Andrew65 2nd book finished for #NovelNovember
17th book finished for November #Rushathon @DieAReader @Ghabi4Roses
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DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 3mo
Librarybelle On my to read list! 3mo
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BarbaraBB You‘re doing so good with the challenge! 3mo
Andrew65 @BarbaraBB Trying to play catch up before the end of the year! 🫣 3mo
Andrew65 @Librarybelle Also an option for Barbados and Trinidad. 3mo
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Andrew65
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Finished this book set in 19th Century #Barbados amongst the slave trade for #ReadingTheAmericas2023. @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB

A very comprehensive book that amongst other things takes in the slave trade, a cholera Pandemic and a slave uprising. Well worth devoting time to this Read.

Book 9 finished in November #Rushathon @DieAReader @Ghabi4Roses

DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 4mo
Librarybelle I really liked this one! 4mo
AnnR Sounds interesting. 4mo
intothehallofbooks I LOVED this book!!! 4mo
kspenmoll Wonderful read! 3mo
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Melkyl
River Sing Me Home | Eleanor Shearer
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I enjoyed this book about a mother searching for the children taken from her. Her need to find them was relatable and her bravery was inspiring. The author‘s writing was quite beautiful. Overall, I really enjoyed this debut novel. I will look forward to hearing more from this author.

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Yahui07
River Sing Me Home | Eleanor Shearer
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I basically like the Author notes more than the story itself.😅😅 no offense

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SarahBookInterrupted
Washington Black | Esi Edugyan
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Check out my book recommendation on Book Interrupted‘s Manuscript Monday. https://www.bookinterrupted.com/post/manuscript-monday-washington-black

AmyG I loved this book! 5mo
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squirrelbrain
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#readingtheamericas23 #barbados

I found this by chance when scrolling through Scribd, and I‘m so glad I did.

It follows the lives of 4 generations of one family, who run a hotel on the island. Do mistakes really reverberate down through the generations or can we live our own lives away from family myth and lore?

It‘s fab on audio - @Cinfhen I think you‘d like this one.

Cinfhen Thanks so much for the rec♥️I think I already read my Barbados book, but I‘m still curious to listen to this one (edited) 6mo
Librarybelle Sounds wonderful! 6mo
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