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The Wedding by Dorothy West
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Oct 22, 2010

really liked it

Dorothy West, a member of the Harlem Renaissance, painted a vibrant picture of an extended African-American family in this novel. Her story starts and ends with a family summering on Martha's Vineyard in the 1950's but also journeys as far back as the post-Civil War era.

This is an interesting exploration of the effects of race and class on relationships within families and the larger community. West's writing is evocative and precise; this is a lovely book.

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