SING, UNBURIED, SING
Ward’s unforgettable novel made her the first woman to win the National
Book Award for fiction twice, and it’s no wonder.
She sheds light on the darker side of American life in a compassionate, insightful and extremely
readable way; her characters stay with you months after encountering them. The story follows Jojo, the 13-year-old son of a white man and a black mother, the troubled Leonie. Ward reinvents the road novel, taking her characters on a literal and metaphorical
escape through Mississippi as Jojo’s father is released from prison. A transcendent, necessary novel about race, love and history.