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Jesmyn Ward

3.81 of 5 Votes: 4
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Books by Jesmyn Ward
Where the Line Bleeds (2008)
3.61 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: I really liked this book. There were moments when I realized Ward's writing had transported me to a hot Gulf Coast summer. I don't get to encounter Black young men, like the protagonists of this , as full characters, front and center, in enough of the books I read. I couldn't h...
Men We Reaped: A Memoir (2013)
3.98 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: I've been reading a lot of books lately about race in America. It's important I think to do so. Far as we've come since I was a child, it's not far enough and the central issue is poverty. In the case of Ward's subjects it's rural poverty. I was reminded of times of "Praying for...
Salvage the Bones (2011)
3.78 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: This was a challenging read for me, as you could tell nothing good was going to happen. Just how bad is it going to get; how much worse can circumstances get; and how are these folks going to continue making faulty decisions based on the poor information at hand? While I struggle...
the men we reaped (2000)
3.97 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: This book made me sad and deeply uncomfortable - the squirmy kind where you want to stop reading but can't because you feel like you have a responsibility to see the book through to the end. The least I could do was finish it, after all Jesmyn Ward has been through, though I didn...
No Coração da Tempestade (2014)
3.78 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: This is a beautiful novel. It reminded me again and again of Faulkner, not just because Mississippi is the setting but because of the mix of brutality and tenderness, always surprising me. The book follows the fictional Batiste family of Bois Sauvage through the days before, duri...
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