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  1. The Color Purple and TKAM are definitely tough acts to follow, and it looks like Mary definitely led you in the right direction. It sounds like an amazing story, and I can just tell from your review how much it meant to you. Excellent review.

    • She really did, and it came just in time. I always love knowing what authors, whose work I have enjoyed, love to read. I think if you like their work, you will usually like the books they recommend.

  2. I think books like appeal to me so much because they always make me wonder if I would have been strong enough to fight injustice like the characters in the books do. It gives me a lot to think about.

    • I always think I wouldn’t be. There is no denying that I have led a pampered existence, so I can’t imagine being subjected to any kind of hardship. But I think you probably can’t know what you would do until you were living horrific circumstances day in and day out. At some point you probably have absolutely nothing to lose.

  3. Sounds like a great read. If you are looking for a different perspective on slavery, there’s a book called Forbidden Fruit: Love Stories from the Underground Railroad by Betty DeRamus. It’s a non-fiction collection of stories DeRamus compiled from descendants, memoirs, census data, etc.

  4. Darnit, another book for The List. And I know I say this a lot, but I love the cover, especially the position of her arm…it makes me wonder what she’s thinking.

    • I found this cover to be pretty intriguing and that come from someone who is usually pretty cover blind. This cover makes me intensely curious.

  5. This is definitely going on my wishlist. I often hesitate to pick up a novel about slavery or similar subjects because I think it is so hard to do it justice.

  6. I too always wonder if I’d survive or just die — but I think I’m a fighter. Anyway, now I have another book to add to my wish list.

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