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Critical Praise

"A wonderful first-person narrative . . . both a love story and a chronicle of a brutal time in American history."

——Chicago Tribune

"My Jim is a compelling, eloquently written novel that can stand on its own merits beside the great works that inspired it."

——San Francisco Chronicle

"Rawles's affecting spin-off of Twain's classic gives the resilient Sadie Watson a harrowing story and a powerful voice to tell it."

——Entertainment Weekly

"In a spare, naturalistic style that's reminiscent of oral history, Rawles covers territory Twain did not....As heart-wrenching a personal history as any recorded in American literature."

——New York Times Book Review