About Balm• Hardcover: 288 pages
• Publisher: Amistad (May 26, 2015)
Giving readers a different, unique view of the Post Civil War era, author Dolen Perkins-Valdez once again delivers a mesmerizing and fascinating story of three people who find themselves struggling to make a place in life after the war that divided a nation.
Perkins-Valdez has a masterful way of telling the story through the eyes and voices of her characters and includes plenty of detail and historical background making this historical novel a must read for fans of this genre,
I enjoyed Perkins-Valdez's first novel, "Wench," and enjoyed "Balm" just as much. I look forward to seeing what she has up her storytelling sleeve next!
About Dolen Perkins-Valdez
Dolen Perkins-Valdez is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel Wench. Her fiction has appeared in the Kenyon Review, StoryQuarterly, StorySouth, and elsewhere. In 2011 she was a finalist for two NAACP Image Awards and the Hurston-Wright Legacy Award for fiction. She was also awarded the First Novelist Award by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. She teaches in the Stonecoast MFA program in Maine. A graduate of Harvard and a former University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellow at UCLA, Dolen Perkins-Valdez lives in Washington, D.C., with her family.
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My thanks to TLC Book Tours for including me on this tour and to Harper Collins/Amistad for providing the review copy of the book. I was not compensated for my opinion.