The Wedding Gift

The Wedding Gift

A Novel

Book - 2013
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A captivating and unforgettable historical debut novel and underground national bestseller that explores the powerful bonds between a slave girl, her mother, the slave master's wife, and her daughter. Told through alternating viewpoints of Sarah and Theodora Allen, Cornelius' wife, "The Wedding Gift" is a stunning novel that shows where the complicated and compelling bonds and relationship between women explored in novels like "The Help" and "The Secret Life of Bees" began.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2013
ISBN: 9781250026385
Branch Call Number: BOD
Characteristics: 305 p. ;,25 cm


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Jul 05, 2017

What a wonderful book. I couldn't put it down!

Jul 18, 2016

This debut novel is a page turner that I read in a day and a half. Set in 1850s Alabama, two women lead intertwined lives. Theodora is the wife of a large plantation owner while Sarah, a slave, is her daughter's maid and husband's daughter by another slave. Told in alternating viewpoints, this novel explores the lives of two antebellum women trapped in very different cages. I was not prepared for the twist at the end. The Wedding Gift is the July 2016 selection for the Willa Cather Book Club.

Jul 13, 2016

This book was excellent from beginning to end.

Jan 12, 2016

Wow! What an utterly excellent piece of literature. The author succeeds in transporting the reader back to the time of slavery in the Southern U.S. The lives of the people are so realistically portrayed - one comes to know and love them (or at least most of them).

d2013 Dec 14, 2013

Very absorbing. This historical novel is Marlen Suyupa Bodden first but I doubt it will be her last. Great storytelling!

booklady413 Oct 21, 2013

This book is a page turner. I didn't want it to end.

Bunny_Watson716 Oct 08, 2013

Did you like The Help or the Secret Life of Bess? You might enjoy this one just as much, and if you're in a book club, your dilemma over what book to read next might even be solved!

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