Five-carat Soul

Five-carat Soul

Book - 2017
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"An antiques dealer discovers that a legendary toy commissioned by Civil War General Robert E. Lee now sits in the home of a black minister in Queens. Five strangers find themselves thrown together and face unexpected judgment. An American president draws inspiration from a conversation he overhears in a stable. And members of The Five-Carat Soul Bottom Bone Band recount stories from their own messy and hilarious lives."--
Publisher: New York :, Riverhead Books,, 2017.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780735216693
Branch Call Number: SS MCBR
Characteristics: 308 pages ; 22 cm


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Apr 11, 2018

I enjoyed all the stories minus the last one.

Jan 05, 2018

Looking forward to reading this latest book from James McBride. Hear what McBride has to say about this collection of stories he has published.

Color of Water brought McBride to many reader's attention. If you've read that one don't hesitate to try out his other books in the catalog. Kill'em and Leave and The Good Lord Bird, to name just two that I'd recommend.

Dec 15, 2017

What a fun collection of original, surprising and mind-bending stories. This is a storyteller at his peak. It will definitely be on my list of top books of 2017.

Nov 29, 2017

I first read Mr. McBride's novel because his mother and I went to the same high school and grew up in the same town. I keep reading his books because they're entertaining and uplifting. He's an author I'd recommend to anyone interested in a great contemporary American storyteller.

Wonderfully entertaining stories from a master storyteller! Just another reason among many why James McBride is one of America's best contemporary authors.

LPL_DirectorBrad Sep 25, 2017

Insanely fantastically smart, poignant, and funny (when called for) short stories. James McBride has considerable range as a storyteller and this collection of stories proves that point. I hadn't read Mr. McBride in a while and this collection reminded me, hot damn! the Man can write. Highly recommended!


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