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epub ☆ Gathering of Waters ☆ Bernice L. McFadden Eath of her husband Tass returns to Money and fantasy takes flesh when Emmett Till's spirit is finally released from the dank dark waters of the Tallahatchie River The two lovers are reunited bringing the story to an enchanting and profound conclusion The release of a new book from Bernice has become an event It's like eagerly waiting for the new music from your favorite artist or the premiere of the latest Spike Lee joint For me this is the rarefied air she has entered I said in a previous review I can't understand for the life of me why Bernice is not perennially on best sellers list I guess it is incumbent on those of us who love her writing love the way she turns a phrase and her very vibrant and imaginative storytelling to sing her praises to everyone we meetIn Gathering of Waters the writing is once again extraordinary It was uite impressive the way she incorporated the Emmitt Till murder into the story It was both brave delicate and necessary You can't write a book with Money MS as a narrator and not deal with the most horrific event in that towns' history She handles it deftly and respectfully You can really feel the characters in this novel and everything is handled in such a way that the historical story she tells is uite believable The connecting of past to present and how one impacts the other is on clear display here That is an important lesson for people to learn and Bernice is teaching it well through a piece of exceptional fictionI hope everyone reads this book and makes Bernice McFadden a household name Make sure you have time set aside when you start this book because you will not want to put it down I rarely read books twice but this might be that rare occasion

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mobi ´ Gathering of Waters Paperback read ´ hannahredhead ê Gathering of Waters is a deeply engrossing tale narrated by the town of Money Mississippi a site both significant and infamous in our collective story as a nation Money is personified in this haunting story which chronicles its troubled history followin Gathering of Waters is a deeply engrossing tale narrated by the town of Money Mississippi a site both significant and infamous in our collective story as a nation Money is personified in this haunting story which chronicles its troubled history follow I worried that there would be no one to take J California Cooper's place I thought Bernice McFadden might be the one when I read Glorious After reading Gathering of Waters I'm sure of itI've often said that reading a J California Cooper book is like sitting on the porch listening to your grandmother tell you a story Using lush words and phrases that make you long for those days McFadden's latest will leave you breathless from start to end Once you start Gathering of Waters you won't want to put it down until you've finished itWarning When I read and write about really good books the words I'm looking for don't always come out right So even if you can't feel it while reading this review know that I was gushing over the greatness of this book while writing itThrough narration by the town of Money Mississippi the reader is taken on a journey that explains the evil spirit that inflicted Roy Bryant one of the men responsible for the murder of Emmett Till Surely one would have to be evil to harm an innocent child the way the Bryant and his accomplices did rightWe're first introduced to the spirit which belonged to the town's recently deceased whore early on when it comes back in the form of a little girl When that child's mother can no longer control the monster that her daughter has become she sends her to live with a preacher's family where her destructive ways reach far and wide Eventually the spirit finds its way to another innocent child this one a white boy brought back from the dead who would eventually become the Roy Bryant who murdered Emmett TillWeaving history with fiction with surrealism left me absolutely fascinated with the way the author tied the stories of each person affected by this evil spirit together and then went a step further and tied it into water Water is used often in literature to symbolize life transformation chaos or a cleansing In Gathering of Waters water is present at each milestone Doll's transition Roy's re birth Emmett's transition Emmett's rebirth of sorts and Tass' transition The culmination of the last two events brings forth one of the most chaotic events of present time Waterwho would have thought it could wreak such havoc

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Gathering of WatersIng the arrival of the Hilson and Bryant familiesTass Hilson and Emmett Till were young and in love when Emmett was brutally murdered in 1955 Anxious to escape the town Tass marries Maximillian May and relocates to DetroitForty years later after the d After reading this book it will always stay on my mind I never read a book where the town was the narratorit was phenomenal It took me threw the 1900s up until 2005 It focus on the multi generations of one family Before they even got to Emmett's Story I was emotional drained Then when his part came upI was crying so hardthat I had to put the book down so I could calm down The historical parts was The 1900 flood Emmett story and Katrina It also got me thinking about my souland the soul of others when the body dies the Spirit lives on good or bad It's not heavy on religion but it brings to light the what my parents told me and some see this book as magically but I believe