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Five-Carat Soul

by James McBride

Hardcover, 288 pages, Riverhead, List Price: $27 |


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McBride explores the ways we learn from the world and the people aroundus. An antiques dealer discovers that a legendary toy commissioned by Civil War General Robert E. Lee now sits in the home of a black minister in Queens. Five strangers find themselves thrown together and face unexpected judgment. An American president draws inspiration from a conversation he overhears in a stable. And members of The Five-Carat Soul Bottom Bone Band recount stories from their own messy and hilarious lives.