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She Walks on Gilded Splinters

3.5 of 5 stars 3.50  ·  rating details  ·  10 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Marie Laveau of New Orleans is recognized as one of the most influential women of 19th Century North America. The life and legend of this Voodoo Priestess has been clouded in mystery. Her followers in the American South witnessed her supernatural powers of healing and casting spells prior to the Civil War and then during Reconstruction. Her legend, including her immortalit ...more
Hardcover, 296 pages
Published October 20th 2008 by Strategic Book Publishing (first published 2008)
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Mike Bove
She Walks on Guilded Splinters by Gene Dwyer

This is a historical novel spanning four centuries; it is at the same time modern crime fiction. The basis if the story is events which brought Negroes to America to be sold as slaves, and the effects of those events on the lives of decendents of both trader and slave.
The mix of incidents happening in 1590 through 1990 is a brilliantly crafted narrative. The reader travels from Africa, on the slave ships, and to the port of New Orleans with vivid deta
Sarah Goodner
I was pleasantly surprised by how well this story kept my attention and creeped me out.
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