The Sweetness of Water (Oprah's Book Club)
ISBN: 0316362484
EAN13: 9780316362481
Language: English
Publication Date: Jun 15, 2021
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

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AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELER / AN OPRAH'S BOK CLUB PICK
PRESIDENT OBAMA'S SUMER 2021 READING LIST

In the spirit of The Known World and The Underground Railroad, a miraculous debut (Washington Post)​ and a towering achievement of imagination (CBS This Morning)about the unlikely bond between two freedmen who are brothers and the Georgia farmer whose alliance will alter their lives, and his, forever--from a storyteller with bountiful insight and assurance (Kirkus)

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice
A July Indie Next Pick

In the waning days of the Civil War, brothers Prentiss and Landry--freed by the Emancipation Proclamation--seek refuge on the homestead of George Walker and his wife, Isabelle. The Walkers, wracked by the loss of their only son to the war, hire the brothers to work their farm, hoping through an unexpected friendship to stanch their grief. Prentiss and Landry, meanwhile, plan to save money for the journey north and a chance to reunite with their mother, who was sold away when they were boys.

Parallel to their story runs a forbidden romance between two Confederate soldiers. The young men, recently returned from the war to the town of Old Ox, hold their trysts in the woods. But when their secret is Read More chevron_right

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