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My Jim by Nancy Rawles
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Jul 11, 09

Read in July, 2009

Here is a way to destroy your faith in humanity...first read a book about WWII and the Nazi occupation, and then read one about slavery in the U.S. Nice.

This was a beautifully written book accounting the life of the wife of Huckleberry Finn's Jim. The writing style is as if her slightly educated granddaughter is writing the novel, so it takes a bit of getting used to (very little punctuation, misspelled words, slang, etc.) but it really pulls you into the time period. I guess even though it is hard to read, the lesson from both books is that love lives on, humanity survives, goodness can be found even in the darkest of times and places, the wheel keeps turning, which are always good things to be reminded.
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