The revisioners : a novel

by Sexton, Margaret Wilkerson,

Format: Print Book 2019
Availability: Available at 24 Libraries 28 of 33 copies
Available (28)
Location Collection Call #
Braddock Carnegie Library Fiction F SEX
Location  Braddock Carnegie Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  F SEX
 
 
Bridgeville Public Library Fiction FIC SEX
Location  Bridgeville Public Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  FIC SEX
 
 
CLP - Beechview Fiction FICTION Sexton
Location  CLP - Beechview
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  FICTION Sexton
 
 
CLP - Homewood African American Fiction FICTION Sexton
Location  CLP - Homewood
 
Collection  African American Fiction
 
Call Number  FICTION Sexton
 
 
CLP - Knoxville Fiction Collection FICTION Sexton
Location  CLP - Knoxville
 
Collection  Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  FICTION Sexton
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor - Display FICTION Sexton
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor - Display
 
Call Number  FICTION Sexton
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor - Best Sellers FICTION
NO REQUESTS
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor - Best Sellers
 
Call Number  FICTION
NO REQUESTS
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor - Best Sellers FICTION
NO REQUESTS
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor - Best Sellers
 
Call Number  FICTION
NO REQUESTS
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor - Best Sellers FICTION
NO REQUESTS
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor - Best Sellers
 
Call Number  FICTION
NO REQUESTS
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor - Best Sellers FICTION
NO REQUESTS
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor - Best Sellers
 
Call Number  FICTION
NO REQUESTS
 
 
CLP - Squirrel Hill Fiction Collection FICTION Sexton
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
 
Collection  Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  FICTION Sexton
 
 
Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Fiction FIC SEXTON
Location  Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  FIC SEXTON
 
 
Cooper-Siegel Community Library Fiction FIC SEX
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  FIC SEX
 
 
Cooper-Siegel Community Library - Sharpsburg Fiction FIC SEX
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library - Sharpsburg
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  FIC SEX
 
 
Crafton Public Library Adult - Fiction F SEXTON 2019 CRAFTON 11/19
Location  Crafton Public Library
 
Collection  Adult - Fiction
 
Call Number  F SEXTON 2019 CRAFTON 11/19
 
 
Green Tree Public Library Adult Fiction F SEX
Location  Green Tree Public Library
 
Collection  Adult Fiction
 
Call Number  F SEX
 
 
Monroeville Public Library Fiction SEXTON MARGARET AFRICAN AMERICAN
Location  Monroeville Public Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  SEXTON MARGARET AFRICAN AMERICAN
 
 
Moon Township Public Library Fiction F SEXTON Margaret
Location  Moon Township Public Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  F SEXTON Margaret
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Fiction SEXTON Margaret
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  SEXTON Margaret
 
 
Penn Hills Library Fiction SEX
Location  Penn Hills Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  SEX
 
 
Pleasant Hills Public Library Adult Fiction Fic Sexton
Location  Pleasant Hills Public Library
 
Collection  Adult Fiction
 
Call Number  Fic Sexton
 
 
Sewickley Public Library Fiction F SEX
Location  Sewickley Public Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  F SEX
 
 
Shaler North Hills Library Fiction NEW SEXTON
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  NEW SEXTON
 
 
South Fayette Township Library Fiction FIC SEX
Location  South Fayette Township Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  FIC SEX
 
 
South Park Library Fiction F SEXTON
Location  South Park Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  F SEXTON
 
 
Western Allegheny Community Library Fiction Realistic F SEXTON
Location  Western Allegheny Community Library
 
Collection  Fiction Realistic
 
Call Number  F SEXTON
 
 
Wilkinsburg Public Library Fiction FIC SEXTON 2019
Location  Wilkinsburg Public Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  FIC SEXTON 2019
 
 
Wilkinsburg Public Library - Eastridge Fiction FIC SEXTON 2019
Location  Wilkinsburg Public Library - Eastridge
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  FIC SEXTON 2019
 
 
 
Unavailable (5)
Location Collection Status
CLP - Woods Run Fiction Collection CHECKED OUT
Location  CLP - Woods Run
 
Collection  Fiction Collection
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
Northland Public Library New Books CHECKED OUT
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  New Books
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
Robinson Library Fiction IN TRANSIT
Location  Robinson Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Status  IN TRANSIT
 
 
Upper St. Clair Township Library New Book Shelves - Fiction CHECKED OUT
Location  Upper St. Clair Township Library
 
Collection  New Book Shelves - Fiction
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
Whitehall Public Library Fiction Collection CHECKED OUT
Location  Whitehall Public Library
 
Collection  Fiction Collection
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
Summary

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year

"Sexton takes on [Toni Morrison's artful invocation of the ghost] in her new novel The Revisioners . . . She writes with such a clear sense of place and time that each of these intermingled stories feels essential and dramatic in its own way." --Ron Charles, The Washington Post

"A powerful tale of racial tensions across generations." -- People

In 1924, Josephine is the proud owner of a thriving farm. As a child, she channeled otherworldly power to free herself from slavery. Now her new neighbor, a white woman named Charlotte, seeks her company, and an uneasy friendship grows between them. But Charlotte has also sought solace in the Ku Klux Klan, a relationship that jeopardizes Josephine's family.

Nearly one hundred years later, Josephine's descendant, Ava, is a single mother who has just lost her job. She moves in with her white grandmother, Martha, a wealthy but lonely woman who pays Ava to be her companion. But Martha's behavior soon becomes erratic, then threatening, and Ava must escape before her story and Josephine's converge.

The Revisioners explores the depths of women's relationships--powerful women and marginalized women, healers and survivors. It is a novel about the bonds between mothers and their children, the dangers that upend those bonds. At its core, The Revisioners ponders generational legacies, the endurance of hope, and the undying promise of freedom.

"[A] stunning new novel . . . Sexton's writing is clear and uncluttered, the dialogue authentic, with all the cadences of real speech... This is a novel about the women, the mothers." ― New York Times Book Review

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "When Ava and her son, King, move in with Ava's white grandmother, Ava brings a picture of Josephine, her enslaved ancestor who purchased her own farm in 1925. Sexton's (A Kind of Freedom, 2017) powerful, deeply personal second novel alternates between Ava's and Josephine's stories as each woman learns the boundaries of what she can endure amidst racial injustice. King makes friends with two white girls at his new school, but Ava wonders if this is safe. Ava's grandmother starts to deteriorate and threaten them but can they afford to leave her house? Meanwhile, Josephine's family helps its enslaver's wife with a problematic pregnancy. Will they be blamed? Ava and Josephine each constantly navigate the dangerous inequities of their eras. It's rare for dual narratives to be equally compelling, and Sexton achieves this while illustrating the impact of slavery long after its formal end. Nurturing, motherhood, and pregnancy rise up as important themes. Readers will engage fully in this compelling story of African American women who have power in a culture that attempts to dismantle it.--Emily Dziuban Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Sexton (A Kind of Freedom) returns with this excellent story of a New Orleans family's ascent from slavery to freedom, paying poetic tribute to their fearlessness and a "mind magic" that fixes the present, sees into the future, and calls out from the past. In alternating chapters, two women tell their haunting, frightening, and ultimately uplifting stories: Ava, a mixed-race single mom struggling to establish a career and raise a teenage son in 2017, and her great-great-grandmother Josephine, a former slave who in 1924 proudly runs the family farm. Ava's decision to be the caregiver for her rich white grandmother, Martha, as she slips into dementia will trigger disturbing premonitions for her own cancer-stricken mother, a doula named Gladys. Josephine's story focuses largely on her struggle to turn over management of the family farm to a son intent on standing up to the Klan--and a troubling interaction with a shy white neighbor who seeks out Josephine's rumored powers to get pregnant and appease an abusive husband. A chilling plot twist reveals the insidious racial divide that stretches through the generations, but it's the larger message that's so timely. "Ain't no use in hate," Josephine's mother advises. "Whatever you trying to get away from, hate just binds you to it." This novel is both powerful and full of hope. (Nov.)"
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Additional Information
Subjects Women -- Fiction.
Race relations -- Fiction.
African American families -- Fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Publisher Berkeley, California :2019
Edition First hardcover edition.
Language English
Description 280 pages ; 22 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9781640092587
1640092587
Other Classic View