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The Water and the Blood: A Novel

by Nancy E. Turner

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Darn. I bought this ebook because I have read one book of her which I really liked and have 2 others of that series on my wish list for ages (they are too expensive) so I was thrilled to find out this book was only 6 dollars.

Darn I wish now I had bought the more expensive wishlist book because I do not like the style of this book at all. It is jumping from here to there very annoying and confusing.

Well I will give this book another chance when I am in a I can read anything mood.





Don't you guys have that? You have the well hated reading slump where every book you try you can't get into them but there is also the opposite where you can read anything. You devour the books. So when I am in such a devour mood I will give it a second change
  Marlene-NL | Mar 12, 2016 |
Set in Mississippi before and just after WWII, this story is about Frosty Summers growing up in a strict Baptist house, surrounded by racial prejudice and intolerance. The story is a good one; the characters are real. The flaw is in the format. The beginning was very confusing with characters and the format, which lacked chapter breaks, made it more so. It is definitely a good book with minor flaws. ( )
  creighley | May 10, 2010 |
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I turned and faced the road we'd come down, my face hard and set. The kids moved on without me. I could still see a slight glow and the murky, gray smoke reaching above the trees, where it spread to the south....

When I thought they were out of earshot, I took a deep breath. "You lied to me," I whispered toward the building, to all the people it represented, to the hours I'd spent on those hard, split-log seats, and to my childish epiphanies born there .... "You lied," I said. "These are my best friends now."

Rare is the gift of a writer who is able to conjure up the voices of very different worlds, to give them heat and power and make them sing. Such is the talent of Nancy E. Turner. Her beloved first novel, These Is My Words, opened readers to the challenges of a woman's life in the nineteenth-century Southwest. Now this extraordinary writer shifts her gaze to a very different world -- East Texas in the years of the Second World War -- and to the life of a young woman named Philadelphia Summers, known against her will as Frosty.

From the novel's harrowing opening scene, Frosty's eyes survey the landscape around her -- white rural America -- with the awestruck clarity of an innocent burned by sin. In her mother and sisters she sees fear and small-mindedness; in the eyes of local boys she sees racial hatred and hunger for war. When that war finally comes, it offers her a chance for escape -to California, and the caring arms of Gordon Benally a Native-American soldier. But when she returns to Texas she must face the rejection of a town still gripped by suspicion -- and confront the memory of the crime that has marked her soul since adolescence.

Propelled by the quiet power of one woman's voice, The Water and the Blood is a moving and unforgettable portrait of an America of haunted women and dangerous fools -- an America at once long perished and with us still.

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"Frosty's eyes survey the landscape around her - white rural America - with the awestruck clarity of an innocent burned by sin. In her mother and sisters she sees fear and small-mindedness; in the eyes of local boys she sees racial hatred and hunger for war. When that war finally comes, it offers her a chance for escape - to California, and the caring arms of Gordon Benally, a Native American soldier. But when she returns to Texas she must face the rejection of a town still gripped by suspicion - and confront the memory of the crime that has marked her soul since adolescence."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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