Absalom's Daughters

Absalom's Daughters

A Novel

Book - 2016 | First edition
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Self-educated and brown-skinned, Cassie works full time in her grandmother's laundry in rural Mississippi. Illiterate and white, Judith falls for colored music and dreams of life as a big city radio star. These teenaged girls are half-sisters. And when they catch wind of their wayward father's inheritance coming down in Virginia, they hitch their hopes to a road trip together to claim what's rightly theirs.
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2016
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: (electronic book)
1627794530 (hardcover)
9781627794534 (hardcover)
Branch Call Number: FIC FELDMAN
Characteristics: 253 pages ; 22 cm


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Two half-sisters, one Black and one White, steal a car for a road trip to claim an inheritance left by their father. Supernatural elements weave through this story set in 1950s Mississippi.

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Sep 17, 2016

Cute story. Easy to read in a day. I enjoyed Judith and Cassie's adventure. Loved the southern dialect. Although it takes place in the 1950's south, racial tension is present but takes a backseat to the main theme of the sisters' journey. Written in a very easy-to-read manner that's engaging and entertaining with a little touch of magic.


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