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Che one decade at a time I have recommended this book to "My Friends And Will "friends and will to do so It is a breath taking novel that deserves time on the big screen What a debut Everyone should put De Shawn Charles Winslow on their list of authors to watchThis a debut Everyone should put De Shawn Charles Winslow on their list of authors to watchThis t on my radar at all but Buzzfeed listed this as a their list of authors to watchThis t on my radar at all but Buzzfeed listed this as a read for summer and the short synopsis was all I needed to sell me It was a delightful read a shorter one too that was simply just such a feel ood book Feel ood not because the characters had it easy they most certainly didn t but it was like coming home when I opened it each time Azalea Centre known as Knot is a woman not of her time She doesn t feel the need to have a husband do the whole housewife thing and fall into line She much prefers drinking being sassy and reading her books It follows her life and those of her closest neighbors in the small town of West Mills NC from the early 40s up until the late 80s Some people found Knot s personality tiresome and rating but I absolutely loved her I found the issues she faced then just as relevant today and that makes this book truly timeless Her relationship with her neighbor Otis Lee was something special I enjoyed his soft spot for her and how the complexities of their relationship ave them comfort during troubling times In this community the love they had for one another always came through in the end despite the hurt or feelings of resentment that materializedI can t wait to read the next book from Mr Winslow as this was truly something specialThanks to the Buffalo Public Library for my copy. At her freedom comes at a high price Alone in her one room shack ostracized from her relatives and cut off from her hometown Knot turns to her neighbor Otis Lee Loving in search of some semblance of family and home Otis Lee is eager to help A lifelong fixer Otis Lee is determined to steer his friends and family away from decisions that will cause them heartache and ridicule After his failed attempt as a teenager to help his older sister Otis Lee discovers a possible. My rating is 45 stars uick thoughtsI was hoping the end wouldn t lose me and it did I just knew I was confused and there were pages to turn ugh However I am funny about endings Especially when I feel "Like I Ve Been Hiking Up A " I ve been hiking up a mountain for weeks see the top is near start running to only realize that I have only two steps to et there and fall right off "I think that made sense of how I m feeling This book is one of a kind and I highly recommend "think that made sense of how I m feeling This book is one of a kind and I highly recommend doubt you ll be disappointed I love so many of these characters I m sure they ll be with me for uite some timeThank you to Edelweiss and Bloomsbury Publishing for the opportunity to read this title In West Mills is not a debut novel It can t be From the first line of the novel I knew I was in for a Southern adventure What I didn t anticipate was the familiarity of the journey Azalea Knot Centre is the woman other women hate and the woman men slap their thighs in tribute and regret as she passes Even her arrival in West Mills left one citizen off kilter for years This is the magic of De Shawn Charles Winslow s storytelling nothing about Knot is common or predictable Her people her interests and her destiny seem one way but Winslow carefully peels the layers of her truth in astonishing brevity His word economy is outrageous Few words but powerful imagery Spanning from the 1940 s to the 1980 s Winslow effortlessly captures traditions and sayings of small town America The community s indifference toward Knot is buffered by her neighbor Otis Lee Loving They are a platonic dynamic duo facing misconceptions and hearta. For readers of The Twelve Tribes of Hattie and The Turner House an intimately told story about a woman living by her own rules and the rural community that struggles to understand herAzalea “Knot” Centre is determined to live life as she pleases Let the people of West Mills say what they will; the neighbors’ ossip won’t keep Knot from what she loves best cheap moonshine nineteenth century literature and the company of men And yet Knot is starting to learn th. In West Mills

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To readReview Date 61519Publication Date 6419 Why you so set on bein lonely Knot Otis Lee Loving Knot s best friend and neighbor asks the uestion but "I M NOT SURE I EVER "m not sure I ever an answer here and I m not sure that Knot Knew The Answer Herself But She Does Know Enough knew the answer herself But she does know enough herself to make decisions that we may not agree with but are better for some like the two babies she ives up I woulda kept that child if I didn t care bout her Azalea Centre known as Knot is a teacher living in a small place called West Mills in NC in a shack with her moonshine and her books She is living her life on her own terms spending her time with men drink and books especially Dickens her father s favorite and now hers and spending time at Goldie s Barn to drink It s hard to like Knot most of the time pushing away people who love her leaving her job but I always wanted her to be okay just as Otis Lee did This isn t just Knot s story but it s Otis Lee Loving s story and the story of others in this black community in rural NC spanning several decades starting in 1941 It s a story where there are secrets that need to be and are revealed even though Otis thinks that Sometimes it s best to keep em locked inside Best for everybody sometimes Its a story of friendship of love of complex relationships of some independent women defying others who don t understand them There s a lot of sadness here caused by the actions of flawed characters but there s also a lot of caring and remorse and forgiveness An affecting storyI received an advanced copy of this book from Bloomsbury USA through NetGalle. Path to redemption in the chaos Knot brings to his doorstep But while he’s busy trying to fix Knot’s life Otis Lee finds himself powerless to repair the many troubles within his own family as the long buried secrets of his troubled past begin to come to lightSet in an African American community in rural North Carolina from 1941 to 1987 In West Mills is a magnificent big hearted small town story about family friendship storytelling and the redemptive power of love.

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