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SWEETSMOKE

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

A debut novel of the Civil War, set on the Virginia tobacco plantation of Sweetsmoke during 1862.The narrative focuses on Cassius, "of lean and hungry look," and indeed named after the character in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. Looked after by his master, Hoke Howard, Cassius is smart, shrewd and resentful. Besides Hoke, the dominant influence in his life has been Emoline Justice, an old black ... Read full review

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User Review  - KellyHewitt - LibraryThing

Set in 1862 during the bloody American Civil War, part historical fiction and part mystery/intrigue and clearly well researched -- David Fuller's debut novel Sweetsmoke was no simple feat to write ... Read full review

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User Review  - wordsampersand - LibraryThing

David Fuller's first novel follows Cassius, a slave on the Virginia tobacco plantation Sweetsmoke. As the American Civil War rages on the periphery, Cassius spends his days tending to carpentry needs ... Read full review

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User Review  - justpeachy - LibraryThing

Cassius, a slave on the Sweetsmoke plantation, learns that his mentor - a free black woman named Emoline Justice - has been killed. At great risk to himself, he sets out to find the motive and the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Amie Meyer - Goodreads

Very slow to get into. Started to pick up after I was about 2/3 threw the book. I've finished every book I've ever started but this one was painful to finish. Glad it's over. Read full review

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User Review  - Jenny Henrickson - Goodreads

I really enjoyed this book, but I don't feel as though it warranted anymore than 3 stars. it was well written and the characters were very engaging but it just didn't have a lot of fluidity to it. Read full review

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All reviews - 46
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