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  • Salvage the Bones

  • A Novel
  • By: Jesmyn Ward
  • Narrated by: Cherise Boothe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,223
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,120
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,122

Best-selling author Jesmyn Ward won the National Book Award for this poignant and poetic novel. Unfolding over 12 days, the story follows a poor family living on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. With Hurricane Katrina bearing down on them, the Batistes struggle to maintain their community and familial bonds amid the storm and the stark poverty surrounding them.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful With No Holds Barred

  • By Gillian on 03-31-14

one of the best

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-01-13

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gripping, often tragic story, beautifully and sensitively read. A great listen and a worthwhile addition to a literary library.

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