Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

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Reviewed by Dale Cousins, Friends of the Library Board of Directors

Recent winner of the National Book Award for fiction, this book reminded me of Toni Morrison’s Beloved  but with Ms. Ward’s fresh unique voice. The ghosts of the tormented appear to guide young JoJo as he struggles with a drug-addicted mother, a younger sister in his care and the love, if dying, of his grandparents. It is a beautiful book.