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The Good Lord Bird (National Book Award Winner) by James McBride
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Aug 20, 2013 | ISBN 9781101620991 | 874 Minutes

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Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction

Winner of the Morning News Tournament of Books

“A brilliant romp of a novel…McBride…pulls off his portrait masterfully, like a modern-day Mark Twain.” —The New York Times Book Review

“You may know the story of John Brown’s unsuccessful raid on Harpers Ferry, but author James McBride’s retelling of the events leading up to it is so imaginative, you’ll race to the finish.”—NPR

“A boisterous, highly entertaining, altogether original novel …There is something deeply humane in this [story], something akin to the work of Homer or Mark Twain.” —The Washington Post 

“Wildly entertaining… a rollicking saga about one of America’s earliest abolitionists.” —People
“McBride delivers another tour de force…A fascinating mix of history and mystery.”—Essence

“A story that’s difficult to put down.”—Ebony

“Outrageously entertaining… rockets toward its inevitable and, yes, knee-slapping conclusion. Never has mayhem been this much of a humdinger.” —USA Today

“An impressively deep comedy.”—Salon “Both breezy and sharp, a rare combination outside of Twain. You should absolutely read it.” —New York Magazine

“Superbly written….McBride…transcends history and makes it come alive.”—The Chicago Tribune

“Absorbing and darkly funny.”—San Francisco Chronicle

“An irrepressibly fun read.”—The Seattle Times

The Good Lord Bird is just so brilliant. It had everything I want in a novel and left me feeling both transported and transformed.”—John Green 

“[McBride’s] effervescent young narrator is pitch-perfect and wholly original.”—Geraldine Brooks


National Book Award WINNER 2013

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