Take My Hand by Dolen Perkins-Valdez

Take My Hand

Dolen Perkins-Valdez

fiction historical literary emotional reflective sad medium-paced

359 pages | first published 2022

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A searing and compassionate new novel about a young Black nurse’s shocking discovery and burning quest for justice in post-segregation Alabama, from the New York Times bestselling author of Wench.Montgomery, Alabama, 1973. Fresh out of nursing sch...
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Summary of 439 reviews

Moods

emotional 87%
sad 69%
informative 66%
reflective 56%
challenging 46%
dark 23%
inspiring 22%
hopeful 15%
tense 15%

Pace

medium 75%
fast 14%
slow 9%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 73% | Plot: 16% | Character: 9%

Strong character development?

Yes: 81% | It's complicated: 13% | No: 4%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 80% | It's complicated: 16% | No: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 94% | It's complicated: 2% | No: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 38% | No: 34% | It's complicated: 25% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.4

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