MOTIVATION for READING: I love the premise for this and knowing it is winning a ton of praise and accolades, well – sign me up.
WHAT’s it ABOUT: Two sisters, born in Africa in the 18th century are separated and actually never knew of the other’s existence. One is sent to the US to be a slave, the other fights for survival ‘at home’ and gives legacy in Africa. The story is told by alternating sister line and generation.
WHAT’s GOOD: POWERFUL. Characters are engaging and compelling, showing strength and weaknesses. Individuals each, doing the best they can with circumstances and the weight of fate and prophecy.
What’s NOT so good: I really enjoyed all of it.
FINAL THOUGHTS: The dialogue captured me throughout. I think the author did really well in this regard. The imagination! the RESEARCH. yowza. And able to construct a timeline of experiences and hit on so many relevant issues so topical was extraordinary.
It is a book that I’ve been recommending as fascinating and appealing to many.
RATING: Four slices of pie but maybe should be five, or at least/most with lots and lots of real cream whipped on top.
I do not think I encountered any pie…