Five-carat Soul

Five-carat Soul

Book - 2017
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An antique-toy dealer makes two astonishing discoveries. Five poor youngsters in a neighborhood band come to understand that secrets are hidden everywhere. A Ph.D. candidate uncovers a long-hidden promise. A lion embraces the magic of life. In Five-Carat Soul, James McBride explores what we can learn about ourselves as we struggle to understand one another.
Publisher: New York :, Riverhead Books,, 2017.
ISBN: 9780735216693
Characteristics: 308 pages ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: 5 carat soul
Contents: The under Graham railroad box car set
The Five-Carat Soul Bottom Bone Band. Buck boy
Ray-Ray's picture box
Blub
Goat
Father Abe
The moaning bench
The Christmas dance
The fish man angel
Mr. P & the wind.
Summary: An antique-toy dealer makes two astonishing discoveries. Five poor youngsters in a neighborhood band come to understand that secrets are hidden everywhere. A Ph.D. candidate uncovers a long-hidden promise. A lion embraces the magic of life. In Five-Carat Soul, James McBride explores what we can learn about ourselves as we struggle to understand one another.

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amara16713
Apr 11, 2018

I enjoyed all the stories minus the last one.

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brianhaight
Jan 05, 2018

Looking forward to reading this latest book from James McBride. Hear what McBride has to say about this collection of stories he has published.

https://youtu.be/bZP7VN9OV8A

Color of Water brought McBride to many reader's attention. If you've read that one don't hesitate to try out his other books in the catalog. Kill'em and Leave and The Good Lord Bird, to name just two that I'd recommend.

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spiderfelt_0
Dec 15, 2017

What a fun collection of original, surprising and mind-bending stories. This is a storyteller at his peak. It will definitely be on my list of top books of 2017.

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paschalville
Nov 29, 2017

I first read Mr. McBride's novel because his mother and I went to the same high school and grew up in the same town. I keep reading his books because they're entertaining and uplifting. He's an author I'd recommend to anyone interested in a great contemporary American storyteller.

Wonderfully entertaining stories from a master storyteller! Just another reason among many why James McBride is one of America's best contemporary authors.

LPL_DirectorBrad Sep 25, 2017

Insanely fantastically smart, poignant, and funny (when called for) short stories. James McBride has considerable range as a storyteller and this collection of stories proves that point. I hadn't read Mr. McBride in a while and this collection reminded me, hot damn! the Man can write. Highly recommended!

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