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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Title: The Long Song
Author: Andrea Levy
UK Release Date: February 4, 2010
US Release Date: April 27, 2010
Synopsis from GoodReads:

Told in the irresistibly willful and intimate voice of Miss July, with some editorial assistance from her son, Thomas,
The Long Song is at once defiant, funny, and shocking. The child of a field slave on the Amity sugar plantation in Jamaica, July lives with her mother until Mrs. Caroline Mortimer, a recently transplanted English widow, decides to move her into the great house and rename her “Marguerite.”

Resourceful and mischievous, July soon becomes indispensable to her mistress. Together they live through the bloody Baptist war, followed by the violent and chaotic end of slavery. Taught to read and write so that she can help her mistress run the business, July remains bound to the plantation despite her “freedom.” It is the arrival of a young English overseer, Robert Goodwin, that will dramatically change life in the great house for both July and her mistress. Prompted and provoked by her son’s persistent questioning, July’s resilience and heartbreak are gradually revealed in this extraordinarily powerful story of slavery, revolution, freedom, and love.

What unpublished book are you waiting on? Jill at Breaking the Spine wants to know.

Jennifer G.


  1. Oh, this sounds intriguing!

    My WOW:

  2. The description has me interested!

  3. This one sounds good; thanks a lot!

    Here is my pick:

  4. Sounds interesting! Nice pick. Mine are at The Crowded Leaf.

  5. This looks good and I am liking that cover. Thanks for introducing me to this one.

  6. The cover is very striking, I would definitely pick it up if I saw it at the library or the bookstore.

  7. This looks really interesting!! Thanks for sharing, I'll keep an eye out for it!

  8. I like historical fiction, so this sounds interesting. My waiting pick is here:


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