I thoroughly enjoyed this piece of literature--as hard as it was, and it is HARD! Slavery is this nation's shame and this book illustrates that from many perspectives. I'm surprised so many reviewers dislike Cora; after all she'd been through, how could you NOT feel for this character. I'll place a longer, spoiler filled review on the blog later.
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