Lena, a shamanistic cat, and her conjure woman Eulalie live in a small town near the Apalachicola River in Florida's lightly populated Liberty County, where long leaf pines own the world. In Eulalie's time, women of color look after white children in the homes of white families and are respected, even loved, but distrusted and kept separated as a group. A palpable gloss, sweeter than the state's prized tupelo honey, holds their worlds firmly apart.
When that gloss fails, the Klan restores its own brand of order. When some white boys rape and murder a black girl named Mattie near the sawmill, the police have no suspects and don't intend to find any. Eulalie, who sees conjure as a way of helping the good Lord work his will, intends to set things right by laying tricks. But Eulalie has secrets of her own, and it's hard not to look back on her own life and ponder how the decisions she made while drinking and singing at the local juke were, perhaps, the beginning of Mattie's ending.
Bonus glossary included for reference.
©2015 Malcolm R. Campbell (P)2016 Malcolm R. Campbell
It makes me happy to wake up everyday and look forward to listening. Many times I listen while doing artwork. I find it very relaxing.
Conjure Woman's Cat was a cute story told (I think) from Lena the cat's POV. I liked the character CW (Eulalie) and the other characters were fun also. She does root work or folk magic and I thought that was pretty neat. I thought there were many fun parts to this story, especially when she says how mad she gets when a disrespectful person makes her spit.
Wanda J. Dixon did a good job narrating this story. I liked her bubbly voice and she made this story fun. She had good voice inflections which added to it as well.
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The moment when I realized that I wasn't sure that magic wasn't real.
She had the perfect voice for this story. She helped shape the visuals of my inner movie.
Both. I loved the main characters, especially Lena's take on humans, and really, REALLY disliked the persecutors in this story. I also loved the forgiveness at the end; I myself was rooting for the raccoon to shoot them all.
I received this audiobook free in exchange for an honest review.
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