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A heart-wrenching narrative of love and loss, struggle and survival, Sweetsmoke describes the "peculiar institution" of slavery.
This novel has both compelling action, and adventure, which is all the more resonant because the inner lives of its characters are so well detailed.
Many thanks to Mini Book Expo for Bloggers and Hyperion Books for giving me the opportunity to read this Advance Reading Copy of Sweetsmoke.
Read this with my book club and enjoyed very much. I recommended the book to several other friends. I'll keep it in my library.Published 9 months ago by Lynnea Kirk
Sweetsmoke by David Fuller is a mystery. Sweetsmoke by David Fuller is a character study. Sweetsmoke by David Fuller is a historical fiction. It is truly all of these and more. Read morePublished 17 months ago by booknblueslady
The main reason I wanted to read Sweetsmoke was because I wanted to understand the relationships between the races during that time. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Wacissa Blue
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Sweetsmoke. The characters are well-drawn, the plot moves with a true direction, and the author's voice is clear and consistent. Read morePublished on September 8, 2011 by David
Cassius is a carpenter slave who enjoys a comfortable status on his plantation. When his one true friend, Emoline is murdered, he goes on a quest to find her murderer. Read morePublished on June 28, 2011 by Julie Lovisa
The first half of Sweetsmoke is just great - the depiction of plantation life and the characters take you right into the heart of the civil war South. Read morePublished on August 4, 2010 by J. Fuchs
This books is a breath of fresh air in the Civil War genre. From a carpenter slave point of view it carries you into all aspects of life on the plantation and the system that kept... Read morePublished on January 22, 2010 by ZenReader
I agree with a previous reviewer regarding the missing punctuation quotation marks. It did make it more difficult to discern between thought and voice. Read morePublished on November 24, 2009 by L. Wimberley
I have to admit that this book's basic premise was strong enough to carry me through the story's few rough patches. Read morePublished on November 2, 2009 by A. Ross