These Ghosts Are Family




      These Ghosts Are Family
An Entertainment Weekly, Millions, and LitHub Most Anticipated Book of 2020 pick A Rumpus and Electric Literature Most Anticipated Debut of 2020 pick A Ms Magazine Top Feminist Book Coming Out in 2020 ABookRiot Best Book Club Pick of 2020 A Celadon Books Most Anticipated Novel of 2020 A Lily Top Book to Read by Women in 2020 Selection A Buzz Magazine Top New Book of the New Decade A She Reads Most Anticipated Historical Fiction Pick of 2020 A transporting debut novel that reveals the ways in which a Jamaican family forms and fractures over generations, in the tradition of Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi.Stanford Solomon has a shocking, thirty year old secret And it s about to change the lives of everyone around him Stanford Solomon is actually Abel Paisley, a man who faked his own death and stole the identity of his best friend And now, nearing the end of his life, Stanford is about to meet his firstborn daughter, Irene Paisley, a home health aide who has unwittingly shown up for her first day of work to tend to the father she thought was dead These Ghosts Are Family revolves around the consequences of Abel s decision and tells the story of the Paisley family from colonial Jamaica to present day Harlem There is Vera, whose widowhood forced her into the role of single mother There are two daughters and a granddaughter who have never known they are related And there are others, like the house boy who loved Vera, whose lives might have taken different courses if not for Abel Paisley s actions These Ghosts Are Family explores the ways each character wrestles with their ghosts and struggles to forge independent identities outside of the family and their trauma The result is an engrossing portrait of a family and individuals caught in the sweep of history, slavery, migration, and the personal dramas of infidelity, lost love, and regret This electric and luminous family saga announces the arrival of a new American talent. Read These Ghosts Are Family By Maisy Card – bluevapours.co.uk

Maisy Card is writer and a public librarian Her writing has been nominated for a pushcart prize and has appeared in Lenny Letter, School Library Journal, Agni, Syca Review, Liars League NYC, and Ampersand Review Maisy was born in St Catherine, Jamaica, but was raised in Queens, New York Maisy earned her MFA from Brooklyn College, her MLIS from Rutgers University and a BA in English and American Studies from Wesleyan University.

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  • Hardcover
  • 271 pages
  • These Ghosts Are Family
  • Maisy Card
  • English
  • 01 August 2019
  • 1982117435

10 thoughts on “ These Ghosts Are Family

  1. Paige says:

    The connection of ancestors and how the dead still effect the living is explored in the tangled web of Irene Paisley and Stanford Solomon s family Generations of family members are navigating their life decades and centuries later based on their past ancestors A domino effect is seen when their Jamaican family m...

  2. The Artisan Geek says:

    BOOK REVIEW 2 3 20Did a video review of the book as well, it s a stunning debut AUTHOR INTERVIEW 21 2 20Had the chance to interview Maisy Card and talk about her book 29 1 20This was an absolutely stunning read So well put together, I m completely blown away would no doubt recommend this book 25 1 20A huge thank you to Simon Schuster for gifting me a copy of this book So stocked to read it You can find me on BOOK REVIEW 2 3 20Did a video review of the book as well, it s a stunning debut AUTHOR INTERVIEW 21 2 20Had the chance to interview Maisy...

  3. Bobbieshiann says:

    The family tree assignment we had to do in elementary middle school aint shit compared to These Ghost are Family Here we have a book that portrays as one mans lies, betrayal, and infidelity but instead, you get caught in a whirlpool Faking his death was only Abels way of introducing us to a family lineage that holds secrets, migration, slavery, deception, and revenge I havent read something this brilliant in awhile From the 1700s to this current year, Maisy Car...

  4. Sue says:

    What a complex story, unlike anything I have read before Its different strands capture the very fractured lineage of many who originally called Jamaica their home This is a tale of family lost and found, of historic racial divides, of families broken and trying to heal, of the impact of centuries of slavery in t...

  5. Kathryn in FL says:

    4 Stars for the first 85% of the book and the remaining balance of the story was not quite two stars because it read like an unrelated second story This part seemed to have nothing to do with the novel that precedes it More about the ending below.When I first started These Ghosts Are Family , I was all in I was thinking yay, another five star read This story s primary focus is on a present day character, who grew up in Jamaica only to move to England and then started an entirely new life in 4 Stars for the first 85% of the book and the remaining balance of the story was not quite two stars because it read like an unrelated second story This part seemed to have nothing to do with the novel that precedes it More about the ending below.When I first started These Ghosts Are Family , I was all in I was thinking yay, another five star read This story s primary focus is on a present day character, who grew up in Jamaica only to move to England and then started an entirely new life in America It is a revealing of his life and circumstances and how it impacted various family members in Jamaica and the United States Then about midway, we visit the plantation in Jamaica where his ance...

  6. Jamise // Spines & Vines says:

    This book was interesting Still gathering my thoughts even after a re read This is multi layered novel that started off fantastic but I lost my way several times during the multitude of characters This feltlike a collection ...

  7. Jaime says:

    simonandschuster partner Listen, put Maisy Cards These Ghosts are Family on your radar Put it on your TBR Add it to your cart Preorder it Then read it doesnt come out until March 3rd, and its about a man named Stanford Solomon holding a thirty year old secret Stanford is actually Abel Paisley, a man who faked his own death and stole another mans identity This story revolves around the consequences of Abels decision and tells the story of the simonandschuster partner Listen, put Maisy Card s These Ghosts are Family on your radar Put it on your TBR Add it to your cart Preorder it Then read it doesn t come out until March 3rd, and it s about a man named Stanford Solomon holding a thirty year old secret Stanford is actuall...

  8. BookOfCinz says:

    These Ghosts Are Family is Maisy Cards debut novel that features a multi generational narration from 1700s to 2000s These Ghosts Are Family opens with the revelation of Stanford Solomons three decade long secret he is not who he says he is Thirty years ago, Stanford Solomon, who is actually Abel Paisley assumed the identity of his best friend, Solomon who died during a work accident Abel who was working in England at the time used the death of his friend as an opportunity to assume a new These Ghosts Are Family is Maisy Card s debut novel that features a multi generational narration from 1700s to 2000s These Ghosts Are Family opens with the revelation of Stanford Solomon s three decade long secret he is not who he says he is Thirty years ago, Stanford Solomon, who is actually Abel Paisley assumed the identity of his best friend, Solomon who died during a work accident Abel who was working in England at the tim...

  9. Theresa says:

    Wow These Ghosts Are Family is a fantastic novel I decided to give this a chance even though I have a love hate relationship with historical fiction I must admit, this is the best I ve read in that genre so far I absolutely enjoyed every second of reading this, well expect the last chapter got a little too...

  10. Megan says:

    What a debut novel After sitting with this book for about a week I have come to the conclusion that this is my favorite novel of 2020 thus far This is one of those novels that when you finished it, you have to take a moment to process the experience you ve just had This book was such an incredible plunge into all of the twists and turns that formed this family throughout the generations.Stanford Solomon is actually Abel Paisley, a man who faked his death and went to America to start over The What a debut novel After sitting with this book for about a week I have come to the conclusion that this is my favorite novel of 2020 thus far This is one of those novels that when you finished it, you have to take a moment to process the experience you ve just had This book was such an incredible plunge into all of the twists and turns that formed this family throughout the generations.Stanford Solomon is actually Abel Paisley, a man who faked his death and went to America to start over The only person that knows his secret is his wife Let me make this clear, this story is NOT about Abel alone Abel is the baseline of where the story begins and this is a reflection of the consequences of his actions This story has themes history, slavery, migration, infidelity, lost love, and regret as we go through each character.I was really compelled to keep turning the pages So many chara...

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