Reviews

Reviews for The Resurrection of Nat Turner

“. . . fast-paced . . . details and plot are nearly flawless” and “. . . riveting and expertly told by an inspired, practiced storyteller.” –Publishers Weekly

“Foster uses her strong research skills and her skill at turning historical names into living, breathing humans to great advantage.”– Kirkus Review

“remarkable,” and “a substantive counter to William Styron’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel, “The Confessions of Nat Turner.” — Dr. William Darity, the Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies, and Economics and the director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University.

“We can learn a lot from Foster’s reconstruction of the Turner rebellion and the responses to it, especially as her re-interpretation of it challenges us to see the motives behind the system of slavery and the impulses towards freedom that clashed in Southampton from August through November 1831.” – The Faculty Lounge, Alfred L. Brophy, University of North Carolina, Judge John J. Parker Distinguished Professor of Law

“Foster tells the story of the 1831 Virginia slave uprising led by Nat Turner in the voices of multiple characters. . . Foster renders these voices masterfully, allowing readers to inhabit fully each character’s life circumstances and state of mind. Moving and profoundly humane, the novel is a riveting account of crucial events on the timeline toward Civil War.” – Civil War Institute (Gettysburg) Shaara Prize Jury

“Every once in a while a book shakes the very foundation of what you believe, like Alex Haley’s Autobiography of Malcolm X. The Resurrection of Nat Turner is in that category. A liberating book, both psychologically and historically.” — Dr. Ray Winbush, professor, consultant on PBS’s, Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property