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Salvage the Bones

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Jesmyn Ward

Narrated By: Cherise Boothe

Publisher: Recorded Books

Date: January 2012

Duration: 9 hours 55 minutes


Best-selling author Jesmyn Ward won the National Book Award for this poignant and poetic novel. Unfolding over 12 days, the story follows a poor family living on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. With Hurricane Katrina bearing down on them, the Batistes struggle to maintain their community and familial bonds amid the storm and the stark poverty surrounding them. 'Masterful ' Salvage the Bones has the aura of a classic about it.''Washington Post


  • Lina R

    The book itself was rather predictable, but the way it was written gave a great insight into the time before, during and after the hurricane and furthermore has shown the family dynamics of the life after the mothers death quite well.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Nadia R.

    I loved this book. I ended up researching Hurricane Katrina. It reminded me of the lives of so many people who could not evacuate because they financially could not afford to. It also reminded me of the suffering that came after and the length of time people had to wait for help. Of course most of those who suffered were African Americans. This book was a story about poverty, race and social justice.

  • Molly G.

    I really enjoyed listening to this book, it was well written.

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