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Sing Unburied Sing by Jesmyn Ward

Sing Unburied Sing by Jesmyn Ward

Ward (Salvage the Bones) tells the story of three generations of a struggling Mississippi family in this astonishing novel. . . Leonie wants to be a better mother, and when Jojo’s and Kayla’s father is released from prison, Leonie takes the kids with her, hoping for a loving reunion, but what she gets instead is a harrowing drive across a muggy landscape haunted by hatred. Throughout the novel, though, are beautifully crafted moments of tenderness. When the dead, including Leonie’s murdered brother, make their appearances and their demands, no one in the family’s surprised. But their stories are deeply affecting, in no small part because of Ward’s brilliant writing and compassionate eye. PW

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