Salvage the Bones
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African American families
Brothers and sisters
African American teenage girls
African American children
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Story about the impact of Hurricane Katrina on a poverty-stricken community.
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Desperation born of loss. Added by JCLHelenH.
This was a very difficult book to read. There’s poverty, there’s neglect, there’s dog fighting, and there’s impending tragedy. Then there are the victims fighting against poverty the only way they know how, there are children caring for one another in the absence of caring adults, there’s the bea... Read More »
I stumbled through several chunks of Ms. Ward's writing but what kept me engaged were the characters. At first I was just concerned with Esch, the 14 year old female character, dirt poor and pregnant but then China, the family's pit bull became my main concern. If you are a dog lover as I am, thi... Read More »
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.
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