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A different time of crisis

Salvage the Bones book cover
A review of Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward

The Pinney afternoon book group recently read the book Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward. Most of us knew before reading it that it was a National Book Award winner and it took place in the days leading up to Hurricane Katrina. The book was a real look at living in poverty in Mississippi and what it means to be a family. As with many reads, the group had mixed feelings about the book. Some people felt like it was a great book. Others thought that it was too challenging to read and didn’t finish it. After a lively discussion, most of the group did agree that it was an important read as it gave us a different perspective from our own and showed how a family comes together during a crisis - a timely topic to be sure. (On a side note, if you are sensitive to scenes with dog fighting, this book may be unsettling for you.)

Mar 23, 2020