ZORA AND ME: THE CURSED GROUND by T.R. Simon - Shelf Awareness Starred Review

Shelf Awareness | September 25, 2018

“This stunning sequel to Zora and Me is a fictionalized mystery based on Zora Neale Hurston's childhood and includes a biography of Hurston as well as a timeline of her life. T.R. Simon's writing does elegant justice to the grownup Hurston's genius as a writer as well as to the character she apparently was as a child. Readers should be profoundly moved by Carrie and Zora's coming-of-age revelations: ‘No matter how long I lived,’ Carrie says, ‘the hate white folks could have toward us would never make sense to me.’ And, as the ‘town conjure woman’ says, ‘Slavery is over, but tonight you saw how it still haunts us.’”

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Jessica Spivey