23 BookBrowse readers read The Scent of Rain and Lightning before it was first released, rating it an average 4.5 out of 5.0.
Here are some of their glowing comments:
Fair warning to the reader who starts this book, you will be immediately pulled into its all-encompassing plot (Robin F). Nancy Pickard is one of those masterful story tellers who can, in the first 11 pages, tell you the life-defining tragedy of the central character, then flash back to (some of) the events leading up to that tragedy, and keep the reader eagerly turning pages for the next half of the book (Mary G). Once I was hooked it became a compulsion to read in one sitting. It becomes a whodunit mystery and love story, but it also deals with human behavior, how we judge people by past behavior and conclude that that judgment is consistent at all times, with tragic consequences (Mary P).
Blood at the Root
"A gripping, timely, and important examination of American racism."
- PW Starred Review
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