• Wed. Jul 17th, 2024

Boy Snow Bird by Helen Oyeyemi


In the winter of 1953, Boy Novak arrives by chance in a small town in Massachusetts, looking, she believes, for beauty—the opposite of the life she’s left behind in New York. She marries a local widower and becomes stepmother to his winsome daughter, Snow Whitman.

Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi

There is much to like about this book.  I don’t want to give away anything but the man that Boy (a girl named Boy) marries is a light skinned African American man passing as white. Hard to believe but in 1940s America, this kinda thing was done. This book just wasn’t for me. There was so much to like but so much that made me shake my head. But if you persevere to the end you will get a very pleasant surprise twist, which they hinted at  and I didn’t want to believe it!

Read it for yourself and judge.  Qualifies for the Diversity Challenge!