The Roving Tree: A Novel

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Akashic Books, May 7, 2013 - Fiction - 300 pages
9 Reviews
A powerful debut novel illuminating how adoptees struggle to recapture their personal histories and cultural legacy.
  

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User Review  - Vera - Goodreads

In her novel The Roving Tree, Elsie Augustave explores the ramifications of multicultural adoption. Even with the very best of intentions, adoptive parents bringing foreign children into their ... Read full review

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User Review  - Adam Brown - Goodreads

I read Elsie Augustave's The Roving Tree. First of all, let me say I usually don't go for stories involving ordinary humans in relatively ordinary situations. It's not that average everyday humans are ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
9
Section 2
15
Section 3
24
Section 4
32
Section 5
46
Section 6
55
Section 7
62
Section 8
67
Section 23
182
Section 24
190
Section 25
197
Section 26
205
Section 27
213
Section 28
218
Section 29
228
Section 30
238

Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
114
Section 16
119
Section 17
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Section 18
136
Section 19
142
Section 20
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Section 21
159
Section 22
171
Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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Section 38
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Section 39
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Section 40
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Section 41
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Section 42
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About the author (2013)

Elsie Augustave was born in Haiti and is a graduate of Middlebury College and Howard University with degrees in foreign language and literature. Her dedication to excellence in her field has been acknowledged through numerous international grants for continued studies allowing her to pursue her passion for culture in Senegal and France as a Fulbright Scholar. Among her many accomplishments, Augustave choreographed Elima Ngando, a major production for the prestigious National Dance Theater of Zaire, now the Democratic Republic of Congo. Augustave currently teaches French and Spanish at the renowned Stuyvesant High School in New York City, and is also a consultant for the College Board. The Roving Tree is her first novel.

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