Sing, Unburied, Sing

Sing, Unburied, Sing

A Novel

Book - 2017
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Living with his grandparents and sister on a Gulf Coast farm, Jojo navigates the challenges of his mother's addictions and his grandmother's cancer before the release of his father from prison prompts a road trip of danger and hope.
Publisher: New York :, Scribner,, [2017]
Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition
Copyright Date: ♭2017
ISBN: 9781501126062
1501126067
Characteristics: 289 pages ;,22 cm

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rahoward
Jan 18, 2018

Magical and captivating story of loss and hope.

DBRL_LaurenW Jan 17, 2018

One of the best books I read in 2017. Lyrical and haunting. Ward's prose is beautiful, which makes the novel's ache and sadness bearable.

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Lindylou1776
Jan 12, 2018

I loved the imagery and could not put it down.

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ronandlynda
Jan 10, 2018

#4 on Entertainment Weekly's Best Books of 2017

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lenoragoessling
Jan 07, 2018

Obama's list of 2017 favorite books

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dontbugmeimreading
Jan 04, 2018

Didn't like it. Unlikable characters, story plodded along - I thought it would never end. I only finished it because it was on Barack Obama's 2017 reading list and, if he could finish it, so could I. I have Salvage the Bones in my TBR pile but I don't think I'll be picking it up anytime soon.

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brangwinn
Dec 20, 2017

This heartbreaking story well-deserves the National Book Award. For those of us who live in a nice safe environment surrounded by people who care about us, this is a wake-up call to how lucky we are. If you are poor, bi-racial, with a drug-addicted mother and father who is in prison, your life in rural Mississippi is challenging, This is a deeply emotional book in which family still plays a strong part. It is West’s ability to choose her words carefully to paint a strong, true picture of a life of despair that makes this book soak into the reader’s mind long after the book has been read.

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bonnylass54
Dec 02, 2017

On NYT Ten Best Books of 2017 List.

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lukasevansherman
Oct 29, 2017

This third novel from National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward ("Salvage the Bones") is about parents and children, the weight of history, the way the past crashes into the present, and the legacy of racism. It's a complex, ambitious, and challenging book and one of the best I've read this year. Ward's themes and writing recall greats like Faulkner and Morrison, but the novel feels very much of our time, especially in its treatment of race and racism.

Nicr Oct 27, 2017

"It's all happening at once. All of it. We all here at once." Ghosts walk and are seen; animals speak and are heard. An extraordinary book.

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