A sprawling, soulful debut about three generations of women in one family struggling to balance the promise of the American dream and the unshakeable grip of history.
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As the Civil Rights movement begins to reach the black enclave of Frenchtown in segregated Tallahassee, Elwood Curtis takes the words of Dr. Martin Luther King to heart: He is “as good as anyone.” Abandoned by his parents, but kept […]
Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family’s Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge—until strangers […]
Reviewed by Jean Arboleda HOME REMEDIES By Xuan Juliana Wang 240 pages. Hogarth. “We are what the people call Bei Piao—a term coined to describe the twenty-somethings who drift aimlessly to the northern capital. […] We come with uncertain dreams […]