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75 stars Thanks to NetGalley and Bloomsbury Publishing for a chance to ead and eview this book Published June 4 Bloomsbury Publishing for a chance to The Witch who was a princess read andeview this book Published June 4 This was a first time ead of anything by Winslow and I am not sure exactly what is was about this book but I loved it I think it was a mixture of things I am always amazed by a man that can write a woman s part so well Even if it was a character like Knot ough and tumble mouthy and often with a drink in her hand than not I liked the southern aspect of this story and also the authentic speech It was a good story about family elationships how bad they can get and how things are carried down thru generations Hats off to debut author De Shawn Charles Winslow I m memorizing his name De Shawn Charles Winslow is sooooooo talented His writing is indisputab I loved the heartfelt debut In West Mills by De Shawn Charles Winslow In this charming story about an African American family in North Carolina spanning from the 1940s 1987 and the difficult struggles and complexities of love we meet Knot She has an unconventional lifestyle always eveling in her freedomREAD MORE AT Book Nation "by Jen De Shawn Charles Winslow s debut novel In West Mills spans from 1941 to 1987 "Jen De Shawn Charles Winslow s debut novel In West Mills spans from 1941 to 1987 six year old Ornery Azalea aka knot moves to a small black community in West Mills North Carolina to get away from her family and to keep her drinking her over love of moonshine on the lo Knot is living her best life with booze and books Lol Her male best friend Otis Lee lives next door with his Gossip ueen wife Pep Otis is such a sweet and loving person He definitely keeps knot grounded This novel isn t just a story of Knot but all those in the West Mills Community I have a love hate Jeden výdych koňa relationship for Knot she is stubborn but lives by her ownules This was such a great Eleanor, Quiet No More read filled with laughter love community friendship and secretsI originally gave this book 4 stars but after some thought I see noeason why 5 out 5 isn t fitting This is the perfect book to add to your summer eading listThank you Bloomsbury Publishing partner for gifting me this copy 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 found an answer here and I m not sure that Knot knew the answer herself But she does know enough about herself to make decisions that we may not agree with but are better for some like the two babies she gives 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. At her freedom comes at a high price Alone in her one oom shack ostracized from her What It Takes: Fighting for My Life and My Love of the Game 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 andidicule After his failed attempt as a teenager to help his older sister Otis Lee discovers a possible. ,
Following the lives of a group of people in North Carolina West Mills the book opens with a young woman telling her boyfriend to get out Meet Azalea nicknamed Knot a hard drinking hard loving woman who wants to live her life her way Took a while for me to warm up to her I definitely don t approve of many things she does but by books end despite her abrasivesness she won me over The book "takes place over four decades in this black community set in "place over four decades in this black community set in 1940s a time when unwed pregnancies were looked down on When a family disowns one there is no other choice but to live alone or to make a new family from the friends one has The other esidents all have their own problems but I came to pretty much like all of them The characters have many secrets secrets we know and others know but not the one to which the secret applies That creates the tension in the story and between the charactersAs Knot says No secrets The longer they e kept the hurt they cause when they e set freeThere is plenty of hurt here but support and friendship loving and forgiveness as well A debut novel with a great deal of pathos and passion Reminded me of a young Hurston or Morrison ARC from Bloomsbury Publishing and Netgalley When you think of a historical family saga you probably start thinking about large estates upstairsdownstairs intrigue and melodrama IN WEST MILLS delivers on the drama but it emoves the wealth and whiteness usually associated with this subgenre It s long overdue and we e lucky that Winslow is one of the writers doing itThe central figures of this novel are Knot and Otis Lee neighbors in a small North Carolina town for several decades of the 20th century Knot is a single woman with a wild streak Otis Lee is a uiet happily married man But they share a connection to each other especially when it comes to family secrets I loved Knot She s the kind of woman who would have been totally normal if she was living today but Wonderful Memories of It's a Wonderful Life refuses to let the small minded ways of the town she lives in define her actions She doesn t have an easy time of it I would have loved to spend time with Knot the way we do in the first half of the book as time starts to move uickly and we get new generations I lost a bit of the connection I had to her but it was validating to see the long term conseuences of Knot s decisionsI also loved how this book takes place through such a long time period from WWII well into the 80 s but most of the history you know iseferred to only occasionally This town is a world of its own and the people in it are aware of what s happening in the mostly white world but they prefer to stay just where they are and care about what s Green Eyed Envy right in front of themWinslow is very talented it s aeadable book that cares about its characters with prose that s skilled without being precious For The A-List Diet Fitness Plan readers of The Twelve Tribes of Hattie and The Turner House an intimately told story about a woman living by her ownules and the ural 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’ gossip 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. Pushing away people who love her leaving
Her Job But Ijob but I wanted her to be okay just as Otis Lee did This "Isn T Just Knot S "t just Knot s but it s Otis Lee Loving s story and the story of others in this black community in ural NC spanning several decades starting in 1941 It s a story where there are secrets that need to be and are evealed 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 elationships of some independent women defying others who don love of complex The Lupus Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Guide for Patients and Families relationships of some independent women defying others who don understand them There s a lot of sadness here caused by the actions of flawed characters but there s also a lot of caring andemorse and forgiveness An affecting storyI When I Grow Up, I'm Going to Play for the Nebraska Cornhuskers received an advanced copy of this book from Bloomsbury USA through NetGalley What a debut Everyone should put De Shawn Charles Winslow on their list of authors to watchThis wasn t on myadar at all but Buzzfeed listed this as a must Sextus: Ou, Le Romain Des Maremmes: Suivi D'Essais Detaches Sur L'Italie: Par M. Me Hortense Allart de Therase read for summer and the short synopsis was all I needed to sell me It was a delightfulead a shorter one to 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 egret 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 heartache one decade at a time I have ecommended this book to my friends and will continue to do so It is a breath taking novel that deserves time on the big screen My Meaning in History: The Theological Implications of the Philosophy of History 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 steep mountain for weeks see the top is near startunning to only Will Gallows and the Snake-Bellied Troll realize that I have only two steps to get there and fallight off I think that made sense of how I m feeling This book is one of a kind and I highly Nosferatu recommend I 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 toead this title. Path to Snuggle Up, Little One: A Treasury of Bedtime Stories 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 toepair 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 Nefertiti: Egypt's Sun Queen rural North Carolina from 1941 to 1987 In West Mills is a magnificent big hearted small town story about family friendship storytelling and theedemptive power of love. ,
DeShawn Charles Winslow