Our Next Good Read: The Farming of Bones

farming of bonesJoin us December 12 at Tractor Brewing from 5:00-7:00 pm to discuss our next book.  We are reading The Farming of Bones by Edwidge Danticat.

Here’s a sneak peek into the book (from Goodreads):

The Farming of Bones begins in 1937 in a village on the Dominican side of the river that separates the country from Haiti. Amabelle Desir, Haitian-born and a faithful maidservant to the Dominican family that took her in when she was orphaned, and her lover Sebastien, an itinerant sugarcane cutter, decide they will marry and return to Haiti at the end of the cane season. However, hostilities toward Haitian laborers find a vitriolic spokesman in the ultra-nationalist Generalissimo Trujillo who calls for an ethnic cleansing of his Spanish-speaking country. As rumors of Haitian persecution become fact, as anxiety turns to terror, Amabelle and Sebastien’s dreams are leveled to the most basic human desire: to endure. Based on a little-known historical event, this extraordinarily moving novel memorializes the forgotten victims of nationalist madness and the deeply felt passion and grief of its survivors.

Be sure to get entered in our drawing for a free copy of the book!! All you have to do is comment on any blog post by December 5!

We’ll also be raffling off a copy of January’s featured book, Dark DudeJoin us that evening to be entered!

We hope to see you on December 12!


4 thoughts on “Our Next Good Read: The Farming of Bones

  1. With the current climate in our society, it’s refreshing to see these titles highlighted. They serve so many purposes. #MulticulturalLitRocks

  2. I’ve read other Danticat novels and love her style of immersing the reader into the locale. I’m sure this one is just as visual. And I never heard of Dark Dude, although it’s an Oscar Hijuelos books. Thanks for the enlightment.

    • Thank you for stopping by the blog, Alvarado! Danticat does indeed have an amazing writing style. Personally, I’ve only read her children’s books, but those, too, employ stunning metaphor and imagery. You’ve also been entered in our giveaway!

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