Book Review of Four Spirits

Four Spirits
Four Spirits
Author: Sena Jeter Naslund
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Book Type: Paperback
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A wonderful historical novel! Sena Jeter Naslund does an excellent job of blendng real historical events with fictional characters. Although some events in this novel are also fictional, they are factual in depicting the horrors of the early 1960's in Alabama. For anyone who is old enough to remember the Civil Rights movement, this novel will stir memories of events you saw on the evening news. For those who are too young to have experienced that era, you will get a feel for what it was like. The author writes with great character development. The story is told through the points of view of several of the characters. It's a long book, but reads fairly quickly because of the multi-character narrative style. This is a story that will make you think. There is so much that we take for granted now concerning human rights. This book makes us realize that we have come a long way...but there still is a long road yet to travel.