An Eighth of August
From the author of the highly acclaimed Only Twice I've Wished for Heaven, a new novel about the strong ties and haunting memories that bind family and friends in a small town.
Narrated by a chorus of voices, An Eighth of August tells the story of a Midwestern community that celebrates the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation year after year. Celebrants from come near and far to pay tribute to the rich heritage of the former slaves who settled the Illinois town. But along with the festivities come painful memories and long-buried resentments, and while this year's celebration is no different, it will offer up its own particular brand of freedom to one extended family and the wonderfully eccentric white woman whose life becomes entwined with their own. Wavering between the devastating and the uplifting,An Eighth of August is ultimately an enduring and exuberant novel.
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AN EIGHTH OF AUGUSTUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
An affecting tale of an African-American family who prepare for their town's annual celebration of the end of slavery, while they struggle to understand and forgive the accidental death of a young boy ... Read full review
An eighth of August: a novelUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
In her second novel (following Only Twice I've Wished for Heaven), Trice offers a lively collection of voices from the Midwest town of Halley's Landing. Here, August 8 marks the annual festivities ... Read full review