Friday, February 11, 2011
Elijah of Buxton is our book for February's book club. Elijah is the first "free" child born in the village of Buxton, Ontario that is settled by former slaves. It's his coming of age story and it was very cleverly written. It does take a while to get into the language, but it's not difficult. I do have to warn you though that I bawled my eyes out at the end. My husband kind of teased me and asked if I really expected a fairytale ending to a story about slavery. The truth is, if I could have my way ALL stories would have fairytale endings, that's just who I am. But you do get a "consolation prize" ending that was realistic and beautiful in its own way.