Title: Truth: Four Stories I am Finally Old Enough to Tell
Author: Ellen Douglas
# of pages: 221

Comments: The first of these four stories is brilliant. It is bizarre and fascinating and leaves you with a million questions. The other three are variations on a theme–race relations, the end of slavery, ancestors involved in scandals and lynchings. The writing is very self-conscious and repetitive, and leaves you asking only one question–what is the point? But that first story haunts me, so I have to say that over all, I liked the book. I’d like to read something else by Douglas, just to see if there’s more like that first story.