Time to meet the next One Book candidate. This week we’ll be focusing on Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward, the 2011 National Book Award winner for fiction.
To start off, here is Jesmyn Ward reading a passage from the novel at the 2011 National Book Awards:
And here’s an excerpt from the novel from the publisher, Bloomsbury, USA.
The National Book Awards has a Jesmyn Ward, Salvage the Bones page and the links below can round out your knowledge of this award winning modern novel.
From The New York Times: Surviving Katrina (review)
From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: ‘Salvage the Bones’ heroine in Gulf town invokes Medea (review)
Susan Rife of The Herald Tribune reviews the audio edition: ‘Salvage the Bones’ brings Katrina into sharp focus.
What do you think? Is Salvage the Bones the next One Book?