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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

A to Z Wednesday

Welcome to A-Z Wednesday!!
To join, here's all you have to do:
Go to your stack of books and find one whose title starts with the letter of the week.
Post:
1~ a photo of the book
2~ title and synopsis
3~ link(amazon, barnes and noble etc.)
4~ go to Reading at the Beach and leave a link to your book
If you've already reviewed this book you can add it also.
Be sure to visit other participants to see what book they have posted and leave them a comment.
(We all love comments, don't we?)
Who knows? You may find your next "favorite" book.

THIS WEEKS LETTER IS: Y

My "Y" book is:


Yellow Moon - Jewell Parker Rhodes

Synopsis

A jazzman, a wharf worker, a prostitute, all murdered. Wrists punctured, their bodies impossibly drained of blood. What connects them? Why are they rising as ghosts?

Marie Levant, the great-great granddaughter of the Voodoo Queen, Marie Laveau, knows better than anyone New Orleans's brutal past — the legacy of slavery, poverty, racism, and sexism — and as a doctor at Charity Hospital's ER, she treats its current victims.

When she sleeps, she dreams of blood. Rain, never ending. The river is rising and the yellow moon warns of an ancient evil — an African vampire — wazimamoto — a spirit created by colonial oppression.

The struggle becomes personal, as the wazimamoto is intent on destroying her and all the Laveau descendants. Marie fights to protect her daughter, lover, and herself from the wazimamoto's seductive assault on both body and spirit.

Echoing with the heartache and triumph of the African-American experience, the soulful rhythms of jazz, and the horrors of racial oppression, Yellow Moon gives us an unforgettable heroine — sexy, vulnerable, and mysterious — in Marie Levant, while it powerfully evokes a city on the brink of catastrophe.

Yellow Moon is part two of the New Orleans trilogy that began with Voodoo Season — magical realist fiction that takes the legend of the voodoo priestess Marie Laveau, as imagined by Jewell Parker Rhodes in the bestselling Voodoo Dreams, into the present day.

I picked this one up on sale at our local book store. It looks like a good book.

8 comments:

Darlyn said...

Sounds like a lovely book..I wonder why it's Yellow Moon =)

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Ooh, I love books set in New Orleans...so haunting.

Here's mine:

http://laurel-rain-outonalimb.blogspot.com/2010/07/z-wednesday_27.html

gautami tripathy said...

I like that cover.

There are Ys in my novel by the way of author's name as well as heroine's name!

fredamans said...

Looks really good!

http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/07/to-z-starts-with-y.html

jlshall said...

Sounds spooky! I always love books set in New Orleans - one of my favorite places. Hope it's a good read!

Sherrie said...

Hi!
I haven't read this author, but this sounds like a great book. I'll have to check this one out. Have a great day!

Sherrie
Just Books
http://sherriesbooks.blogspot.com/2010/07/z-wednesday.html

Nise' said...

I want to visit New Orleans!

Irene said...

Yes this is a litte scary. But sounds good. We'll be waiting for your review.