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Glorious by Bernice L. McFadden
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Jan 08, 2011

liked it
bookshelves: decent-read

Decent. I think the book did an excellent job at showing how life in the south was during the early 1900's and gave a very detailed look into how life in Harlem was during the Renaissance, from the descriptions of the sounds heard on Lenox Avenue, to the emotions that Marcus Garvey was able to rile up amongst individuals during this era.

For some reason, I can't put my finger on it but I felt as though the book lacked something. I think the characters were well developed, but maybe there were too many and I would have liked to seen more focus on Easter instead of the others. I didn't feel there was much depth to the book, and the ending was abrupt. I felt like I was left hanging. Not sure if I would recommend this book if someone was looking for a page turner, but I would recommend for someone who enjoys historical fiction.
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