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Gathering of Waters

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781617750311
Author(s): Bernice L. McFadden
Format: Paperback
Year: 2012
Publisher: Akashic Books
Dimensions: 147 x 24 x 209 (w x l x h)
Pages: 252

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"McFadden works a kind of miracle — not only do her characters] retain their appealing humanity; their story eclipses the bonds of history to offer continuous surprises . . . Beautiful and evocative, "Gathering of Waters" brings three generations to life . . . The real power of the narrative lies in the richness and complexity of the characters. While they inhabit these pages they live, and they do so gloriously and messily and magically, so that we are at last sorry to see them go, and we sit with those small moments we had with them and worry over them, enchanted, until they become something like our own memories, dimmed by time, but alive with the ghosts of the past, and burning with spirits."
—"New York Times Book Review"
"Read it aloud. Hire a chorus to chant it to you and anyone else interested in hearing about civil rights and uncivil desires, about the dark heat of hate, about the force of forgiveness."
—Alan Cheuse, "All Things Considered," NPR
"McFadden combines events of Biblical proportions—from flooding to resurrection—with history to create a cautionary, redemptive tale that spans the early twentieth century to the start of Hurricane Katrina. She compellingly invites readers to consider the distinctions between 'truth or fantasy' . . . In McFadden's boldly spun yarn, consequences extend across time and place. This is an arresting
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