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Five-Carat Soul

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Five-Carat Soul by James McBride
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Sep 25, 2018 | ISBN 9780735216709

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Praise for Five-Carat Soul:

“These brilliant miniatures display all of the rambunctious fearlessness of [McBride’s] deeply empathetic imagination… Five-Carat Soul [is] a delight.” —The New York Times Book Review

“Brash, daring and defiantly original… [these] stories are bound to stay with readers for a very long time.” —NPR

“A furious joy drives these glimpses of brave lives in perilous places.” —San Francisco Chronicle

“Serious fun.” —Newsday 

“McBride is such an agile writer that each voice feels authentic and somehow familiar. …These are stories of and from the soul.” —Minneapolis Star-Tribune

“Unpredictable, exhilarating, and, often, hilarious. … a wild and utterly delightful ride.” —BuzzFeed

“Poignant, imaginative, and ‘literary’ in the best sense of the word.” —Christian Science Monitor

“Funny, strange and touching. … McBride proves once again that he is a master conjurer of African Americana.” —Seattle Times

“McBride delivers pure gold… Five-Carat Soul shakes with laughter, grips with passion and oozes wisdom.” —Shelf Awareness (starred review)

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