Posted on October 24, 2023 at 3:10 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Happy release day to author Jesmyn Ward!

Her novel Let Us Descend takes modern readers along on the horrible journey that Annis, a woman born into slavery, must take from the Carolinas down to the slave markets of New Orleans and onto a Louisiana plantation. 

You can read an excerpt from Let Us Descend at Literary Hub.

Ward has previously written Salvage the Bones and Sing, Unburied, Sing, both of which are National Book Award winners, and the memoir Men We Reaped, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.

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