Cloudsplitter – Russell Banks


I mentioned I like short stories. So, reading Cloudsplitter, (all 772 pages of historical fiction) is predictably, a bit much for me. It’s a great novel whose narrator is Owen Brown, a son of John Brown the abolitionist. I mostly picked it up hefted it because they lived in North Elba, NY for a while. North Elba is in the Adirondacks, and I’m often curious about how things might have been up in the north before gas heat and electric blankets. I’ve also been almost completely ignorant of John Brown’s raid. I’m nearly done with the book, and things are revving up to the raid. I’ll be happy to pick up some lighter reading (both in content and weight) after this.

Published by Eileen Daly-Boas

I'm an academic librarian interested in Education, Philosophy, Open Access and Digital Literacy.

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