American Blues by Polly Hamilton Hilsabeck

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Rating: 4 out of 5.

This is such an impactful story that I hope many people will read. It brings the terrible lynching of a black man in the 1970’s to the pages in a way that involves the reader in the story. Alongside this murder is the story of a woman in a man’s world, studying theology to become ordained in the Episcopal church. I felt like I was right in the pages of this story thanks to amazing writing by author Polly Hamilton Hilsabeck.

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