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"This book is impossibly beautiful."—OxfordAmerican.org
Jesmyn Ward grew up in DeLisle, Mississippi. She received her MFA from the University of Michigan, where she won five Hopwood Awards for essays, drama, and fiction. She has been a Stegner Fellow at Stanford and a Grisham Visiting Writer in Residence at the University of Mississippi. She is currently an assistant professor of creative writing at the University of South Alabama. Her debut novel, Where the Line Bleeds, was an Essence Book Club selection, a Black Caucus of the ALA Honor Award recipient, and a finalist for both the Virginia Commonwealth University Cabell First Novelist Award and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award.
Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward is nothing short of spellbinding, in both prose and story content. On the surface, Ward’s award-winning novel is a simple tale chronicling the... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Katherine Zhao
Salvage the Bones is a deeply personal account of a young woman, Esch, and her family's life in the few days before Hurricane Katrina. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
This is a wonderful read. Beautifully written and totally engrossing.Published 13 days ago by Margaret D. Harrill
An immersion of the senses in the voice of a young girl on the verge of womanhood as Katrina bears down.Published 18 days ago by rjp
Jesmyn Ward's novel works wonders as she articulates the deli ate relations between family, loss, and recovery. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Kelly C.
Whilst written well, it wasn't a complex story and neither were the characters. Their reactions to situations were predictable and often the situations were predictable. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Eric Koskinen
Amazing account of poor rural people and their encounter with the hurricane Katrina.Published 1 month ago by goat lady
A really fantastic novel by Jesmyn Ward. It was required reading for a coordinated studies Psychology/Humanities class and it was really interesting and fun to delve into and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amber E. Cooke
I really enjoyed this story, gave me great insight to a particular area, culture, and way of life in the USA. Very descriptive and interesting book, informative and engaging.Published 1 month ago by Abazabagaba