The Known World - Edward P. Jones
Product Description(Back Cover)
Henry Townsend, a black farmer and former slave who falls under the tutelage of William Robbins, the most powerful man in Manchester County, Virginia. Making certain he never circumvents the law, Townsend runs his affairs with unusual discipline. But when death takes him unexpectedly, his widow, Caldonia, can't uphold the estate's order and chaos ensues.
Publisher: Amistad Press (May 25, 2004)
MY THOUGHTS: This is my book clubs choice of May. I had not read any books by this author before. But I will be reading more of his work. This was a really awesome book. Loved reading about all the people, their families and their way of life.
[Edward P. Jones has woven a footnote of history into an epic that takes an unflinching look at slavery in all of its moral complexities.] I give this book 5.....
This for the letter K for The Alphabet Soup Challenge.
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