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PBR Review: The story is narrated in alternating chapters by two distinct characters; Belle, a black slave and Lavinia a white indentured servant, whose perspectives on situations are as different as they are. Although they share the same ch More


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Talking Points: Contrasting the differences in opportunities and treatment afforded a white indentured servant and a black slave will provide lot of great discussion. Additionally, this sad period in our history that condoned slavery and failed to recognize an entire group of people as human beings, will also spark conversation. The book highlights the complexity of human nature and provides a nice mix of flawed characters with questionable motives and actions. The meaning of family is also strongly portrayed in this book, which is always a good conversation starter.
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PBR Review: I was a big fan of this this author’s THE KITCHEN HOUSE, so when I read Glory Over Everything picks up where that story left off, I was thrilled and couldn’t wait to read it. Glory Over Everything is a story that follows James Py More


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Talking Points: It is sad but also telling that a black man, fair skinned enough to live as a white man, struggles with who he is and is conflicted on what path to take as he continues to hide the secret of his parentage. This book will bring to light the issues of racism that continue to exist in our country and explores some tough questions about racial attitudes and prejudices.
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