And then there are stories about restless spirits who return to the world not to frighten the living but to guide them toward some buried truth.
Why I love it
Ghost stories come in many different incarnations. There are the campfire tales about things that go bump in the night. There are legends about ghouls bent on revenge and fright night phantoms. And then there are stories about restless spirits who return to the world not to frighten the living but to guide them toward some buried truth.
Jesmyn Ward’s latest novel, Sing, Unburied, Sing, is that las...
In Jesmyn Ward’s first novel since her National Book Award'“winning Salvage the Bones, this singular American writer brings the archetypal road novel into rural twenty-first-century America. Drawing on Morrison and Faulkner, The Odyssey and the Old Testament, Ward gives us an epochal story, a journey through Mississippi’s past and present that is both an intimate portrait of a family and an epic...
"So very interesting"
"A haunting, aching, heart wrenching unforgettable story beautifully written. Wow. "
"Haunting, thought-provoking, and necessarily uncomfortable, this is a beautiful book about race, poverty, history, and family in the rural South. "
Cincinnati , OH
"A modern classic IMO. These characters feel so real, as do their stories. The book addresses some relevant issues that need addressing, and the story is equally heartbreaking and heartwarming. "
"Beautifully written story about the ghosts that haunt a family in their past and present."
"Jesmyn Ward's writing is hauntingly beautiful. An ordinary family is shown with such depth and perspective that the characters jump off the page and straight into your heart."
"Many have complained about the opening scene and honestly, that is what drew me in. It provides the perfect entry point into the lives of the characters and Ward is not shy about their hardships."
"A gorgeous, heartbreaking story of the pain that is passed along a family and how the dead never really leave us. "
Brighton , MA
"It's so beautifully written!! I loved the ghosts of the past aspect. It gave the story so much depth and feeling. "
"Stunning, my heart aches for these characters and their struggles. I wanted to reach into the book and make it better, which made me sad but I thoroughly enjoyed the experience."
"Wow. This was definitely different from what I usually read. I love books about families. This is one I would actually like to re-read but slowly. Heartbreaking, sad, w/glimpses of hope. Mesmerizing."