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Reader recommendation: Jubilee

Monitor readers share their favorite book picks.

By Carolyn Scarr, Berkeley, Calif. / March 16, 2012


Jubilee, by Margaret Walker, a powerful historical novel set before, during, and after the Civil War, offers an insider’s view of life as a slave as experienced by the author’s great-grandmother. Walker’s beautiful language, combined with the story, makes this a hard book to put down.

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