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Slavery and survival

A Million Nightingales

Title: A Million Nightingales
By: Susan Straight

From within the unusually perceptive and original mind of Moinette, we live through her experience as a slave in Louisiana, which had only recently been purchased by the United States. Beautiful, evocative language; thoroughly researched way of life and social customs; a gripping story that poses strong questions. This is not a book of happy endings; it is a realistic portrayal of slavery and survival. I will want to read it again.

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Posted by April on Aug. 7, 2013 at 9 a.m.
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