fiction classics historical speculative fiction dark emotional tense medium-paced

295 pages | first published 1979

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Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, a...
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Summary of 16050 reviews

Moods

dark 75%
emotional 69%
tense 63%
challenging 54%
sad 42%
reflective 41%
adventurous 35%
informative 22%
mysterious 16%
inspiring 5%
hopeful 3%

Pace

medium 61%
fast 32%
slow 5%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 55% | Character: 27% | Plot: 16%

Strong character development?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 26% | No: 7%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 68% | Yes: 19% | No: 11%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 90% | It's complicated: 6% | N/A: 1% | No: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 57% | It's complicated: 21% | No: 18% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.37

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