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To learn that 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. When you think of a historical family saga you probably start thinking about large estates upstairsdownstairs intrigue and melodrama IN WEST MILLS delivers on the drama but it removes the wealth and whiteness usually associated with this subgenre It s long overdue and we re lucky that Winslow is one of the writers doing itThe central figures of this novel are Knot and Otis Lee neighbors in a small North Carolina town for several decades of the 20th century Knot is a single woman with a wild streak Otis Lee is a uiet happily married man But they share a connection to each other especially when it comes to family secrets I loved Knot She s the kind of woman who would have been totally normal if she was living today but refuses to let the small minded ways of the town she lives in define her actions She doesn t have an easy time of it I would have loved to spend time with Knot the way we do in the first half of the book as time starts to move uickly and we get new generations I lost a bit of the connection I had to her but it was validating to see the long term conseuences of Knot s decisionsI also loved how this book takes place through such a long time period from WWII well into the 80 s but most of the history you know is referred to only occasionally This town is a world of its own and the people in it are aware of what s happening in the mostly white world but they prefer to stay just where they are and care about what s right in front of themWinslow is very talented it s a readable book that cares about its characters with prose that s skilled without being precious

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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 In West Epubliterature and the company of men And yet Knot is starting. 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 moving heartwarming heartbreaking imaginary soothing compassionate gratifying nuanced beautiful and hunky dory ENJOYABLEAzalea Centrewho everyone calls Knotloves in no particular order moonshine men and great literatureShe s a woman to reckon with or not She marches the beat of her own drum She s Independent defensive Others in the community struggle to understand her She pushes people away who love her Why does anyone do that West Mills is a small town in North CarolinaThis story takes place between 1941 to 1987 set in an African American community Poor black town The characters you ll meet are endearing lovable flawed deeply human Wounds need to be healed secrets need to get revealed and the relationships between friends families will deepen This book will be released in stores in June 2019 I m sure it s going to be one of the best books of the year This novel wouldn t be a risk to go into it blind It s less than 300 pages can be read in a couple of sittingsIt pack filled with interesting characters who are stubborn and loving Maybe Knot was right when she said people don t always need to know everything bout everybody Thank you Nicole and Bloomsbury Publishing for this delightful book to read

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Possible 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 to In West Mills is a magnificent big hearted small town story about family friendship storytelling and the redemptive power of love.. 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 arrival in West Mills left one citizen off kilter for years This is the magic of De Shawn Charles Winslow s storytelling nothing about Knot is common or predictable Her people her interests and her destiny seem one way but Winslow carefully peels the layers of her truth in astonishing brevity His word economy is outrageous Few words but powerful imagery Spanning from the 1940 s to the 1980 s Winslow effortlessly captures traditions and sayings of small town America The community s indifference toward Knot is buffered by her neighbor Otis Lee Loving They are a platonic dynamic duo facing misconceptions and heartache one decade at a time I have recommended this book to my friends and will continue to do so It is a breath taking novel that deserves time on the big screen


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 know enough about herself to make decisions that we may not agree with but are better for some like

  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 moving heartwarming heartbreaking imaginary soothing compassionate gratifying nuanced beautiful and hunky dory EN

  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 live her life her way Took a while for me to warm up to her I definitely don't approve of many things she does but by books end despite her abrasivesness she won me over The book takes place over four decades in this bla

  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 needed to sell

  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 Caro

  6. says:

    When you think of a historical family saga you probably start thinking about large estates upstairsdownstairs intrigue and melodrama IN WEST MILLS delivers on the drama but it removes the wealth and whiteness usually associated with this subgenre It's long overdue and we're lucky that Winslow is one of the writers doing itThe central figures of this novel are Knot and Otis Lee neighbors in a small North Carolin

  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

  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

  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 but I lov

  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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