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Earth's Waters

4.40  ·  Rating Details  ·  5 Ratings  ·  1 Review
Young, sea-loving Lily (nEe Harriette) is aptly nicknamed after a floating flower. A Bajan high school drop-out, she subsists passively in her grandmother's house at the sufferance of a stern, fundamentalist task-mistress, one who malignly sees in Lily her lost, promiscuous, "wutless" mother. Adrift, born into an "island paradise" which offers few choices to her kind, she ...more
Paperback, 206 pages
Published January 1st 2007 by DC Books (first published 2006)
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Kristin Wald
Feb 01, 2016 Kristin Wald rated it it was amazing
One of my summer reads. Although it didn't flow easily throughout, I found Earth's Waters compelling, interesting, and I was both satisfied and left thoughtful about the ending. The main character is believable, and I cheered for her and appreciated what came across as honest and earnest sharing during the novel. I plan on reading this novel again, and that's a rarity on my bookshelf.

For me, the novel has echoes of Edith Wharton or Zora Neale Hurston. And the variety of characters kept me wonder
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Nicole Blades is a writer and journalist who has been putting her stories on paper since the third grade. Born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, by Caribbean parents, Nicole moved to New York City and launched her journalism career working at Essence magazine. She later co-founded the online magazine SheNetworks, and worked as an editor at ESPN and Women’s Health. Now a freelance writer, her feature ...more
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