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Gathering of Waters by Bernice L. McFadden
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Jun 24, 12

Read in June, 2012

After seeing all the great reviews about this book, I wanted to love it. I enjoyed the first few chapters. It was an easy read, however, McFadden kept introducing new characters making the storyline confusing. Since I had heard that this book was about Emmett Till, I kept wondering when that part was going to be introduced, which is probably why I found the introduction of new characters who were not related to the events surrounding Emmett all the more frustrating. Like others have said, the time and space of the novel was off. At times, McFadden dedicated chapters to a day, and at other times years would pass by in a paragraph. I also feel the ending was rushed.
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