From Publishers Weekly
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The story and the characters were very well developed.
Nothing in the opening pages prepares the reader for the mindless details of irrelevant history that would assail him in the later chapters, though.
I found myself having to go back and skim what I had just read to figure out what time frame the book was in at each part.
A must read fabulous book. It is like a portrait of 19th century Slavery System of America.Published 9 days ago by Bhabananda Saikia
Too many characters, and wandering story lines. I couldn't get through it. My book club picked this, and only one or two people finished it. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Terry Gleason-Richardson
A great rich telling of the complicated relationships born of slavery in the Manchester County Virginia.Published 26 days ago by Brian H. Swarthout
I read quite a few reviews that said not to bother reading this and that it was a difficult read. I'm glad that I can think for myself. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Amazon Customer
Excellent read! The Known World explores the little known facts of freed blacks who also became slave owners and masters. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jerry Burnett