Lisa Lisa Lisa itibaren Shiyarbinda, West Bengal 721501, Hindistan
Interestingly weaves the African American Diaspora across time and place. Covering the 18th -20th century, it has an everyman feel to characterize the selling into slavery of Africans and the folks involved. By switching time and place the author asks the reader to interpret the effects of one single act of an ancestor (a man sells his 3 children into slavery because the crops have failed and he cannot feed them) and how that affects generations to come.
Such a great read! I really thought this book was leading to a predictable ending... but it didn't. Also, I liked how different people tell the story from their perspective. In a nutshell, a girl was taken to an orphanage in India a couple of days after birth by her mother (reluctantly). Across the pond, a couple is facing the reality of being unable to have a baby. They end up adopting the baby and life ensues.