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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.

  • Chris L.

    Quite a touching story

  • Anonymous

    I really enjoyed the book. The characters are well defined and their world is vividly written. I especially liked the way the author added descriptions and details using beautifully written prose without the usual cliches found in and ordinary book. The inclusion of the dog, China enriched the story by making her another well-formed character. with a life important to the story.

  • Cathy B.

    A real insight into the rural poverty of Black Americans and what they suffered over hurricane Katrina. A very real story, intense and totally believable. Well written and narrated. Raw and brutal.

  • Will N.

    I found it rather intense, but I struggle with complex fiction. Some American phrases went over my head but overall it's a book full of content that set my mind thinking. good narrator.

  • Evelyn P.

    I thought the book was beautifully written, incredibly descriptive, which sometimes made it difficult to listen to. As a dog lover I found the dog fighting tough. I could really visualize and feel Katrina, and the poverty of the people in the story. It took a bit of getting into but I looked forward to my daily commute to listen to the next installment!

  • 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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