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Mrs Smith Reads Washed in the Blood by Lisa Alther, #CBR4 Review #10

I love a story that can teach. Lisa Alther’s Washed in the Blood presents readers with three affecting stories, each one tracing the history of Appalachia and the racially-mixed Melungeon people who subsisted and endured there from America’s earliest existence. Her stories are personal and small, and yet, encompass the vast historical lineage of a largely misunderstood group of ethnically diverse people, who have lived in the Appalachian cradle of North Carolina, Virginia and Tennessee since the Spanish Conquistadors first came to American shores.

Washed in the Blood by Lisa Alther

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