Monday, August 10, 2009

#BookReview: Eden, Ohio - Shawne Johnson

Eden, Ohio is a fictional town founded by twelve runaway slave families. The founding mother, Eliza, feels a great responsibility to the town and its residents and passes that responsibility down to her first born daughter, Eliza. Through intuition, home remedies and a connection with a higher power, the Elizas have managed to keep Eden, Ohio a safe place for the families, until the day white families arrive intent on taking over. The outcome of the battle that ensues has lasting effects on several generations to come and it will take the return of a lost son to make things right again.

On a side note, I thought the editing in this book was horrible. In several instances there were verbs missing. I couldn't tell if this was intentional or not. It seemed as though there were two different styles of writing conflicting throughout the book and it would have been simpler if the author had picked one and stayed with it. The missing verbs were not a part of the dialect, which would have been understandable, but were instead, part of the narration.
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