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Amy
Mar 23, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, read-in-2010
I picked this one up at a local used bookstore awhile ago and tried to read it but just couldn't get into it. Then, I saw a few goodreads friends had read it and enjoyed it so I decided to give it another chance. And, I'm soooo glad that I did. I think I just wasn't in the right place to read it earlier.

But, this read was wonderful! I really enjoyed the book - the writing alone is outstanding. I was amazed at the luscious writing ... the descriptions of time and place were just amazingly well w
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Miko Lee
Jun 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
James McBride is such a talented author. The song Yet Sung tells the story of the Dreamer, a runaway female slave whose escape into a small town leads to tremendous and mysterious changes. The array of strange dynamic characters is wonderous, from The Gimp, a white limping "negro catcher"; to The Woolman, a mysterious, muscular mute Black man who lives in the woods; to Miss Patty an evil white woman slave stealing gang leader; to Amber the smart young black slave contemplating whether he should ...more
Izetta Autumn
It was the dynamic, and nearly explosive opening to Song Yet Sung, that drew me into this fantastic work by James McBride. In the opening pages, Liz Spocott, escaped enslaved womyn, is very literally running for her life. On this crisp March morning of her escape, she doesn't quite make it, which leads to her entrapment in the attic of feared "slave stealer" Patty Cannon, suffering from a gunshot wound to the head.

It's in Patty Cannon's attic that Liz Spocott's meets the Woman With No Name, lear
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Omni
Jun 10, 2008 rated it it was ok
this is between a 1 and a 2. I didnt like it, but it had a story i still wanted to find out the end of - somewhat. It's poorily written, has an annoying protagonist, has too many primary characters, and is overly lengthy however.
H.A.
Aug 05, 2009 marked it as to-read
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Martha Gordon
Feb 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Aug 24, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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