Get ready for the second meeting of the Cauldron’s feminist bookclub: The Night Library.
Up next is Jesmyn Ward’s Salvage the Bones, winner of the National Book Award. This gritty but tender novel is about family and poverty in the days leading up to Hurricane Katrina.
As the twelve days that make up the novel's framework yield to their dramatic conclusion, this unforgettable family pulls itself up to face another day. A big-hearted novel about familial love and community against all odds, and a wrenching look at the lonesome, brutal, and restrictive realities of rural poverty, Salvage the Bones is muscled with poetry, revelatory, and real.
More details to come.