I had to laugh reading the one reader review for The Maytrees at BN.com shortly after the book published last year, which fumes - "This book is HORRIBLE. I dont (sic) know what type of audience she was writing to but I was
not in it ... It was like I was reading a vocabulary
section from the SAT... No plot, no character
The, presumably, young woman is right, The Maytrees is not for her nor for anyone else who is young enough to be always looking forward and never looking back, who has never spent moments lost in bitter-sweet memories of times past or wondered how life might have turned out if a different path had been taken; nor is it for someone who has never stopped to wonder what the point of life is in the first place.
She is also ...
Blood at the Root
"A gripping, timely, and important examination of American racism."
- PW Starred Review
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