Book of Harlan: A Novel
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Published By AKASHIC BOOKS
ISBN : 9781617754463
Category : Fiction
Format : Paperback
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"Spanning six decades, readers are taken on a journey from the upper class home of an upstanding preacher to the outskirts of the Harlem Renaissance, crossing the ocean to the concentration camps of Nazi Germany and winding its way back to black pride and a humble Brooklyn dwelling. Like I said, McFadden does a lot. Fortunately for readers, she does it well."
--"Read in Colour"

"Spanning six decades, readers are taken on a journey from the upper class home of an upstanding preacher to the outskirts of the Harlem Renaissance, crossing the ocean to the concentration camps of Nazi Germany and winding its way back to black pride and a humble Brooklyn dwelling. Like I said, McFadden does a lot. Fortunately for readers, she does it well."
--Read in Colour
"McFadden has weaved a tale of undying love and affection that will not only pull at your heartstrings but will also enlighten and inform."
--LitIsh
"Based on exhaustive research and told in McFadden's mesmeric prose, "The Book of Harlan" skillfully blends the stories of McFadden's familial ancestors with those of real and imagined characters."
--Monlatable Book Reviews
"Journey into the extraordinary story of a man who was born December 24, 1917and lived a vivid life...Excellent...History and music enthusiasts will adore this book."
--Coffee Breaks and Bookmarks
"This book is exceptional. It is a great read well worth your time."
--Book Referees
Praise for "Gathering of Waters" by Bernice L. McFadden:
"McFadden has created a magical, fantastic novel...This is a startling, beautifully written piece of work."
--Dennis Lehane, author of "World Gone By"
"McFadden works a kind of miracle--not only do her characters retain their appealing humanity; their story eclipses the bonds of history to offer continuous surprises...Beautiful and evocative."
--Jesmyn Ward, "New York Times Book Review" (Editors' Choice)
"Read it aloud. Hire a chorus to chant it to you and anyone else interested in hearing about civil rights and uncivil desires."
--Alan Cheuse, "All Things Considered" (NPR)
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Bernice L. McFadden is the author of nine critically acclaimed novels including "Sugar," "Loving Donovan," "Nowhere Is a Place," "The Warmest December," "Gathering of Waters" (a "New York Times" Editors' Choice and one of the 100 Notable Books of 2012), and "Glorious," which was featured in "O, The Oprah Magazine" and was a finalist for the NAACP Image Award. She is a three-time Hurston/Wright Legacy Award finalist, as well as the recipient of three awards from the BCALA. McFadden lives in Brooklyn, New York.



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