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Rush Home Road by Lori Lansens
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Oct 09, 2009

really liked it
Read in October, 2009

This book was well-written and compelling. It is two stories: the story of Sharla, a neglected, unloved, abused mixed-race child during the 80s in a trailer park who comes to live with Addy and also the story of Addy as a girl and young black woman, growing up in the 20s and 30s in Rusholme, Canada, the final destination of the Underground Railroad. Rusholme is a community founded by former slaves, so when Addy finally leaves, she faces a different world. The book is beautifully written and lovely. It would deserve five stars, except the last 100 pages seemed to sort of wind around, with no particular focus.
I really enjoyed The Girls, also by Lansens, and eagerly await her next novel, out in a few months.
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