Salvage the Bones


As a winner of the National Book Award for Fiction, the novel received a largely positive reception. The LA Times described the novel as an "under-the-radar" second novel, which deserves the award.[3] The reviewer described the book as a successful depiction of Southern life and culture and "an intense book, with powerful, direct prose that dips into poetic metaphor."[3] Similarly the New York Times Sunday Book Review called the novel "a taut, wily novel, smartly plotted and voluptuously written."[4] The Washington Post wrote that " it’ll be a long time before its magic wears off" and that the novel has the "aura of a classic about it."[5]

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