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An Eighth of August

3.66  ·  Rating details ·  44 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
From the author of the highly acclaimed Only Twice I’ve Wished for Heaven, a new novel about the strong ties and haunting memories that bind family and friends in a small town.
Narrated by a chorus of voices, An Eighth of August tells the story of a Midwestern community that celebrates the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation year after year. Celebrants from come near
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Paperback, 304 pages
Published May 14th 2002 by Anchor (first published October 17th 2000)
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Shana
May 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was magically written! I love the flashbacks and the story being told from different perspectives!
Lydia
Dec 13, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very interesting take on the celebration of the Emancipation Proclamation. Ms. Trice used a setting that draws the reader into the story, a small town that is enough of the south without being southern and enough of how free salves made it on their own. The story covers African American traditions, food, and family connections in a way I've not read before. This novel combines historical facts with oral history and knowledge of how generations live, learn and solve problems together. An excel ...more
Larisse L.
Maybe I just didnt give it a chance. but it didnt keep my attention. So ti stopped reading it.
Andrea
Apr 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book. It is rich and dramatic. It unravels the tangle of a community in a clear, sympathetic, but unapologetic way.
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