Book Reviews of The Farming of Bones

The Farming of Bones
The Farming of Bones
Author: Edwidge Danticat
ISBN-13: 9780140280494
ISBN-10: 0140280499
Publication Date: 9/1/1999
Pages: 320
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 35 ratings
Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
Book Type: Paperback
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This book was a beautiful and tragic story. The imagery of the island of Hispanola and the historical context add to the richness of the story.
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"This short novel was a real eye opener for me, before I picked it up I'd never heard about the government ordered massacre of approx. 30,000 Haitians in the Dominican Republic in 1937. Danticat is truly a gifted writer. The story, told by an orphaned Haitian servant is as lyrical as it is tragic and is definitely worth picking up. " This is an Amazon reviewer's review that mirrors mine.
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A very good book. Not a book that i would have chosen t oread, but one i was required to read for a class. I am glad I did.