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Sweet Song

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  • Posted October 1, 2013

    Normal recommendation- check it out when you have time.

    Well written and in spots, very exciting. Poor ending in my opinion. I would recommend it as a good "fill in" novel.

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  • Posted June 25, 2013

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    Of course this story won an IPPY AWARD in 2012. A lilting novel

    Of course this story won an IPPY AWARD in 2012. A lilting novel with moments of great suspense and emotion. Gripping and tender. A must-read.

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  • Posted March 29, 2011

    Well worth the read.

    I loved reading about the interactions between blacks and whites in "Sweet Song." The book is true to human nature and true to the natural environment where this story took place. It's a great book for anyone who likes character-driven novels, whether they're interested in the time period or not. Alternately touching and tense, the book kept me turning the pages. And the ending was the best part-I won't give it away.

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  • Posted March 25, 2011

    Timeless historical novel

    Sweet Song is a historical novel of a Civil War mulatto trying to escape a cesspool past that never ceases to haunt him. The timeless theme raises universal issues of censoring our past when dealing with others as well as our inner selves. Although characterization is a hallmark, the novel excels in other areas as well. The pacing follows a strong flow of present and past throughout the story, the third-person limited omniscience is consistent, and the dialect flows smoothly with the narrative.

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