Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Four Spirits by Sena Jeter Naslund
This is the third book I've read by Naslund. The first, Ahab's Wife, was definitely my favorite, but this one was a close second. It is set in Birmingham, Alabama, during the early 1960's, the site of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing on September 15, 1963. The church was an African-American church, and four young African-American girls were killed in the bombing. The book follows several fictional characters through this violent time in our history; blacks and whites, men and women, racists and civil rights advocates. I enjoyed the book and rate it 4 out of 5.