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For readers of The Twelve Tribes of Hattie and The Turner House an intimately told story about a woman living by her own rules and the rural community that struggles to understand herAzalea “Knot” Centre is determined to live life as she pleases Let the people of West Mills say what they will; the neighbors’ gossip won’t keep Knot from what she loves best cheap moonshine nineteenth century literature and the company of men And yet Knot is starting to learn th. Why you so set on bein lonely Knot Otis Lee Loving Knot s best friend and neighbor asks the uestion but I m not sure I ever found an answer here and I m not sure that Knot knew the answer herself But she does know enough about herself to make decisions that we may not agree with but are better for some like the two babies she gives up I woulda kept that child if I didn t care bout her Azalea Centre known as Knot is a teacher living in a small place called West Mills in NC in a shack with her moonshine and her books She is living her life on her own terms spending her time with men drink and books especially Dickens her father s favorite and now hers and spending time at Goldie s Barn to drink It s hard to like Knot most of the time pushing away people who love her leaving her job but I always wanted her to be okay just as Otis Lee did This isn t just Knot s story but it s Otis Lee Loving s story and the story of others in this black community in rural NC spanning several decades starting in 1941 It s a story where there are secrets that need to be and are revealed even though Otis thinks that Sometimes it s best to keep em locked inside Best for everybody sometimes Its a story of friendship of love of complex relationships of some independent women defying others who don t understand them There s a lot of sadness here caused by the actions of flawed characters but there s also a lot of caring and remorse and forgiveness An affecting storyI received an advanced copy of this book from Bloomsbury USA through NetGalley

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Path to redemption in the chaos Knot brings to his doorstep But while he’s busy trying to fix Knot’s life Otis Lee finds himself powerless to repair the many troubles within his own family as the long buried secrets of his troubled past begin to come to lightSet in an African American community in rural North Carolina from 1941 to 1987 In West Mills is a magnificent big hearted small town story about family friendship storytelling and the redemptive power of love. 375 stars Thanks to NetGalley and Bloomsbury Publishing for a chance to read and review this book Published June 4 2019 This was a first time read of anything by Winslow and I am not sure exactly what is was about this book but I loved it I think it was a mixture of things I am always amazed by a man that can write a woman s part so well Even if it was a character like Knot rough and tumble mouthy and often with a drink in her hand than not I liked the southern aspect of this story and also the authentic speech It was a good story about family relationships how bad they can get and how things are carried down thru generations

DeShawn Charles Winslow Ö 5 review

At her freedom comes at a high price Alone in her one room shack ostracized from her relatives and cut off from her hometown Knot turns to her neighbor Otis Lee Loving in search of some semblance of family and home Otis Lee is eager to help A lifelong fixer Otis Lee is determined to steer his friends and family away from decisions that will cause them heartache and ridicule After his failed attempt as a teenager to help his older sister Otis Lee discovers a possible. I loved the heartfelt debut In West Mills by De Shawn Charles Winslow In this charming story about an African American family in North Carolina spanning from the 1940s 1987 and the difficult struggles and complexities of love we meet Knot She has an unconventional lifestyle always reveling in her freedomREAD MORE AT Book Nation by Jen


10 thoughts on “In West Mills

  1. says:

    “Why you so set on bein lonely Knot” Otis Lee Loving Knot’s best friend and neighbor asks the uestion but I’m not sure I ever found an answer here and I’m not sure that Knot knew the answer herself But she does k

  2. says:

    Hats off to debut author De’Shawn Charles Winslow I’m memorizing his name De’Shawn Charles Winslow is sooooooo talented His writing is indisputable uneuivocal irrefutable genuine infallible delicious intimate witty mo

  3. says:

    Following the lives of a group of people in North Carolina West Mills the book opens with a young woman telling her boyfriend to get out Meet Azalea nicknamed Knot a hard drinking hard loving woman who wants to li

  4. says:

    What a debut Everyone should put De'Shawn Charles Winslow on their list of authors to watchThis wasn't on my radar at all but Buzzfeed listed this as a must read for summer and the short synopsis was all I neede

  5. says:

    I loved the heartfelt debut In West Mills by De’Shawn Charles Winslow In this charming story about an African American family in North Carolina spanning from the 1940s – 1987 and the difficult struggles and complexities of love we meet Knot She has an unconventional lifestyle always reveling in her freedomREAD MORE AT Book Na

  6. says:

    When you think of a historical family saga you probably start thinking about large estates upstairsdownstairs intrigue and melodrama IN WEST

  7. says:

    In West Mills is not a debut novel It can’t be From the first line of the novel I knew I was in for a Southern adventure What I didn’t anticipate was the familiarity of the journey Azalea “Knot” Centre is the woman other women hate and the woman men slap their thighs in tribute and regret as she passes Even her

  8. says:

    De’Shawn Charles Winslow’s debut novel In West Mills spans from ‪1941‬ to 1987 twenty six year old Ornery Azalea aka knot moves to a ‪small black‬ community in West Mills North Carolina to get away from her family and to keep her drinking her over love of moonshine on the lo Knot is living her best life with booze and books Lol

  9. says:

    375 stars Thanks to NetGalley and Bloomsbury Publishing for a chance to read and review this book Published June 4 2019 This was a first time read of anything by Winslow and I am not sure exactly what is was about this book

  10. says:

    My rating is 45 stars uick thoughtsI was hoping the end wouldn't lose me and it did I just knew I was confused and there were pages to turn ugh However I am funny about endings Especially when I feel like I've been hiking up a steep mountain for weeks see the top is near start running to only realize that I have only two steps to get there a

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