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  • Posted June 24, 2012

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    Angel and Isaiah grew up together, they had loved each other mos

    Angel and Isaiah grew up together, they had loved each other most of their lives. But this was the South in 1946. Neither one had ever admitted it, even to themselves. Because She was white and he was black and that could get them both killed.
    It is a heart wrenching story of love, violence, hatred and evil. Both in Europe and in Texas. A story that will chill you to the bone. Made worse by the fact that you know it could be true. I won't give away the end, but I know, this is one story you will never forget, and hopefully we will neither forget or forgive the things that happened in our country, in Hitler's Europe, in the end both were born of unmentionable evil.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2013

    The Sleeping Night

    This book inspired me to believe in a higher power again. However, at first I avoided reading it because I couldn't move my mind past the Black and White bookstore. Then I remembered that Barbara Samuels has not failed me yet. This book was amazing. I believe it is her best writing to date. It felt real, it was multicultural and beautiful. It was amazing and awe inspiring. Thank you Barbara Samuels for making strong ethnic characters of substance both black and white.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2013

    A page turner

    I always enjoy reading any book that Barbara Samuel has written, and this book was no exception. The story is set in Texas in the 1940's, during and after WW2. Angel and Isaiah fall in love, which could lead to both of them dying. Simply because he is Black and she is White. I was on tenterhooks throughout the book, worrying over what would happen next. What a beautifully written book.

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