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Sweet Song

Sweet Song

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by Terry Persun

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A tender, raw, and provocative novel speaks from the heart about where we've come from and who we are.

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Sweet Song 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
GVRichard More than 1 year ago
Well written and in spots, very exciting. Poor ending in my opinion. I would recommend it as a good "fill in" novel.
susanwingate More than 1 year ago
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.
HeathM More than 1 year ago
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.
MrBraude More than 1 year ago
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.