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Salvage the bones : a novel / Jesmyn Ward.

Ward, Jesmyn. (Author).

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Bethel Public Library F WARD (Text to phone) 34030124376648 Adult Fiction Available -
Brookfield Library F/WARD (Text to phone) 34029123416843 Adult Fiction Available -
Burroughs-Saden Main - Bridgeport FIC WARD (Text to phone) 34000080332570 Adult Fiction Available -
C.H. Booth Library - Newtown FIC WARD (Text to phone) 34014124442766 Adult Fiction Available -
Chester Public Library WAR (Text to phone) 33210000277802 Adult Fiction Available -
Cornwall Library F WAR (Text to phone) 33240122268579 Adult Fiction Available -
David M. Hunt Library - Falls Village F War (Text to phone) 33180123748445 Adult Fiction - First Floor Available -
Derby Public Library FIC WAR (Text to phone) 34047121564331 Adult Fiction Available -
Douglas Library - North Canaan F WAR (Text to phone) 33490030002830 Adult New Fiction Available -
Easton Public Library FIC WARD, JESMYN (Text to phone) 37777123525685 Adult Fiction Available -
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General Note: National Book Award, Fiction, 2011.
Reading Counts High School 5.7 20.
Accelerated Reader Grades 9-12 5.3 13 SD Quiz 152039 English fiction.
Summary, etc.: Enduring a hardscrabble existence as the children of alcoholic and absent parents, four siblings from a coastal Mississippi town prepare their meager stores for the arrival of Hurricane Katrina while struggling with such challenges as a teen pregnancy and a dying litter of prize pups.
Study Program Information Note:
Reading Counts High School 5.7 20.
Accelerated Reader Grades 9-12 5.3 13 SD Quiz 152039 English fiction.
Awards Note:
National Book Award, Fiction, 2011.
Subject: African American children Fiction
African American teenage girls Fiction
Brothers and sisters Fiction
Motherless families Fiction
African American families Mississippi Fiction
Rural poor Mississippi Fiction
Hurricane Katrina, 2005 Fiction
Gulf Coast (Miss.) Fiction
Poverty Fiction
Natural disasters Fiction
Family life Fiction
Genre: Family -- Fiction.
Domestic fiction.

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Salvage the Bones
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Life is tough enough for the Batistes, a poor African American family just hanging on in Bois Sauvage, MS. But now it's summer, summer means hurricanes, and the hurricane about to hit is Katrina. Lyrical and relentless, Ward's narrative builds to the storm's awful landfall and aftermath, portraying both heartbreak and the family's extraordinary devotion. (LJ 8/11) (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Esch, 14 and secretly pregnant, is frantic knowing she hasn't the money for either an abortion or for the baby-to-be. Meanwhile, after Mama's death, Daddy has taken to drink, but whenever he's sober and sometimes even when he's not he is struggling to prepare their rural Mississippi property for the ominous advent of Hurricane Katrina. Meanwhile Brother Skeetah's pit bull has had puppies, which the boy plans to raise and sell. Soaringly tall brother Randall hopes for a basketball scholarship, and Junior, the youngest, simply drives everyone crazy. Here is an impoverished African American family that, if it didn't have bad luck, would have no luck at all. And yet the family endures despite privation, even despite the hurricane. Author Ward has an unfortunate tendency to overwrite, and this coming-of-age story tends at times to get lost in its style. In addition, Ward's surprising equation of Esch with the mythological Medea is less than completely successful. However, these problems are redeemed by the empathetic family she has created.--Cart, Michael Copyright 2010 Booklist

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Ward's poetic second novel (after Where the Line Bleeds) covers the 12 days leading up to Hurricane Katrina via the rich, mournful voice of Esch Batiste, a pregnant 14-year-old black girl living with her three brothers and father in dire poverty on the edge of Bois Sauvage, Miss. Stricken with morning sickness and dogged by hunger, Esch helps her drunken father prepare their home for the gathering storm. She also looks after seven-year-old Junior while her oldest brother, Randall, trains to win a scholarship to basketball camp, and middle son Skeet devotes himself to delivering and raising his fighting bitch China's pit bull puppies. All the while, Esch ponders whether she will have the baby and yearns for its father to love her "once he learns [her] secret." Esch traces in the minutiae of every moment of every scene of her life the thin lines between passion and violence, love and hate, life and death, and though her voice threatens to overpower the story, it does a far greater service to the book by giving its cast of small lives a huge resonance. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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