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Review ¸ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free × Afia Atakora A mother and daughter with a shared talent for healing and for the conjuring of curses are at the heart of this dazzling first novel Conjure Women is a sweeping story that brings the world of the South before and after the Civil War vividly to life Spanning eras and generations it tells of the lives of three unforgettable women Miss May B. My first five star book of the year and a first novel to boot Many years back I read a book The Healing that made a huge impression and a book I have never forgotten This is another book that I would place in that class another never to be forgotten storyWith nary a misstep in plot tone or character develop Atakora takes us to a slave holding plantation in the South The book covers the period before the Civil War and after What makes this book so special is that I didn't feel like an observer but was drawn into the story feeling as if I were a part of what was going to happenThe story follows a slave conjuring woman and her daughter Rue which is also my granddaughters name and the last mistress of the house Verita After the war the slaves stay on at the plantation now ownerless and their lives take many twists and turns Their lives during slavery was often beyond terrible and after the freedom they have still enactes a high cost So many things happen in this book the details descriptions are incredible all serve to make this a compulsive read Definitely will go on my favorites shelf and it will take a strong contender to displace this for my favorite of the yearThe ending though surprising was just about perfectARC from Edelweiss

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Read ´ Conjure Women 102 ☆ ➞ [Epub] ❥ Conjure Women By Afia Atakora ➨ – A mother and daughter with a shared talent for healing—and for the conjuring of curses—are at the heart of this dazzling first novel Conjure Women is a sweeping story that brings the world of the A mother and daughter with a shared Elle a wise healing woman her precocious and observant daughter Rue who is reluctant to follow in her mother's footsteps as a midwife and their master's daughter Varina The secrets and bonds among these women and their community come to a head at the beginning of a war and at the birth of an accursed child who sets the townspeople alight. I’m conjuring up this review This was a riveting story that takes place in the mid 1800’s on a plantation taken from the perspective of a slave daughter whose mom is the medicine healer and now she is expected to follow in those footstepsSecrets that keep these women bound and the suspicions the people have of this hoodoo magicThe story moves back and forth from Rue the daughter and to the mother May Belle and to the white master’s daughter Truth and lies twisted from one fold into anotherA little slow moving but paced much uicker in the 2nd halfDisturbing and haunting and loyalties that bind45 ⭐️

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Conjure WomenWith fear and a spreading superstition that threatens their newly won tenuous freedomMagnificently written brilliantly researched richly imagined Conjure Women moves back and forth in time to tell the haunting story of Rue Varina and May Belle their passions and friendships and the lengths they will go to save themselves and those they lo. Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || || PinterestCONJURE WOMEN is like if John Steinbeck sat down and wrote about the Black experience during the Civil War It's just as epic in scope and the author Afia Atakora does a really good job showing people at their best and at their worst in the microcosm of plantation life I was so impressed by the depth and complexity of all the characters especially the two main characters Rue and May Belle who are the healing women on the plantation and sometimes due hideously cruel things when their own selfishness and desperation to survive overrides their mission to do no harmThe novel is told in pieces The wartime parts are narrated by May Belle a respected woman on the plantation who delivers the babies and does all the healing Her position is thrown into flux though as her daughter slowly comes of age and with her the daughter of the plantation Varina Brought up in relative shelter from the crueler machinations of the plantation Rue has grown up blind to what white people are capable of That blind eye has some glaring repercussions for Rue and her motherThe second piece of the novel is narrated after the war Rue has now taken over her mother's duties but she lacks her mother's warmth and her people regard her with suspicion and fear especially when a mysterious plague starts to afflict the children causing them to sicken and die Rue's foothold of power and respect is then thrown into uestion when a preacher named Abel comes and his biblical variety of salvation proves imminently consumable and palatable than her ownI loved this book so much In addition to the Steinbeck comparison for its simple but elegant brutality of the written word I would say that this book also reminded me a lot of Octavia Butler's KINDRED It's one of the nuanced books of the Civil War era South I have ever read There are some scenes towards the end that are very hard to read including torture and rape but it's never too graphic isn't lingered on and is crucial to the story Thanks to the publisher for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review4 to 45 stars