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I loved every page of it! This book was amazing. I love books that make one think and feel and this book did both. Parts were inspiring, parts were devastating, disturbing, etc.
This is the story of mainly 2 women but also more women of note are also in this book as minor characters. The novel really begins when an 11 year old daughter of a plantation owner is given a slave for her 11th birthday. Well, actually the novel begins when Sarah experiences speaking difficulties a Such an amazing book.
Well, actually the novel begins when Sarah experiences speaking difficulties after seeing a slave whipped at the age of 4. She doesn't know quite what to do or how to act when given a slave for her 11th birthday.
A slave that although she tries, she cannot free. Sarah also does not feel free herself, she years to do things with her life - careers only allowed for men. She feels trapped being a woman -wanting to do something "big" and important in her life, but being constantly told she cannot because she is female.
She is also a child and they basically grown up together. One a slave and one a slave owner but they share a special bond. Through Hetty and her mother Charlotte, we learn about the atrocities one legged punishment for example and horrors of slave life and treatment. What it is like to be owned by another person.
What it is like to yearn for freedom, to speak your mind, and to live your own life but not being able to do so, because you belong to another. Their Charlotte and Hetty story is heartbreaking and tragic but also tells of strength, courage and dignity.
The books alternates between Sarah and Hetty's two voices. We learn about both of their lives, their hopes and their dreams, their fears, their anxieties, and their thoughts on one another.
We learn about both of their intertwined lives over a 35 year span. I love the part in the book and I am paraphrasing where Hetty tells Sarah that her Hetty's body may not be free but her mind is her own and that Sarah's body is free but her mind Sarah's is not her own.
I know some people did not are for the alternating voices but I loved it. I thought it was brilliant and really gave us a glimpse of both women.
Each of their stories was important and needed to be told. As the book comes to a close, Handful will endure loss, grief, abuse, disfigurement, and sorrow, but will also learn she is stronger than she thinks. But she also finds strength in herself, her spiritual beliefs and in the special bond she shares with the younger sister, Nina whom she helped to raise.Gale's research resources include unique online databases, library primary sources, newspaper digital archives, eBooks, courses and large print books.
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