I have a rather eclectic love of books. I know what I like and I tend not to be a severe critic. If I enjoyed it, it gets 4 or 5 stars.
This was a good book that kept me interested throughout. The beginning of the book was somewhat confusing, but the confusion works itself out eventually. I found myself confronted with many emotions about slavery and the devotion (wrong word??) of the slaves to their masters. I have heard many times about some masters being kinder than others, and though I suppose it was a better environment for those slaves, this story showed me that slavery is slavery, regardless of how "kind" a master is. Even those slaves who were treated better than others, were still tortured emotionally. I felt unsettled with the ending, which is why I only gave the book 4 stars.
Quincy Tyler Bernstine narration was amazing! She truly captured each individual characters spirit. This novel bring you into the lives of these women. I originally read this book three years ago but listening to it again through audible was riveting!
The soothing and rich voice
Cane River.....because of the cultural connotations
Hard to say
Wouldn't Rename it....
Well read - gave an authenticity to the book with the choice of reader.
Perked my interest - wanted to know what would happen next.
Being able to portray the character so well.
Great book! Would recommend it!
I love the period and the view point of the slaves
Kitchen house - similar time period
Wasn't as compelling as some, but still an excellent read
At the very top of the list.
ANY KNOWN BLOOD. The story takes you from girlhood to womanhood and has you inside the minds and hearts of the people and their circumstances as they are controlled seemly by the universe. Yet in their despair they know who they are and what is right, true and decent despite desperate circumstances.
Warmth and intimacy
Hmmm… I would have to think about that
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I like books about cultures I don't know and this was one. A vacation spot for slave owners and their concubines was new to me, especially in Ohio. The author did a good job of covering a wide spectrum of thuoght by both slaves and owners and the ending was very realistic and beliveable.
This book about men taking their slaves to a summer resort should say so in the description.