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The Selah Branch by Ted Neill - Guest Blogger Book Review

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As a black college student in the rural West Virginia town of Selah Station, Kenia Dezy already feels out of place. But when an unexplained phenomenon starts transporting her back to pre-civil rights 1953, she finds herself woven into a tapestry of racial triumphs and tragedies. She begins to unravel secrets that powerful men would rather keep hidden, even if it means massacring an entire town through an industrial disaster. At the intersection of race, gender, class, and privilege, Kenia must navigate a community and a country wresting with its past, present, and future identities.

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Jennifer's Review
It was a very good book. 
It's about a girl who goes on a trip to a place where she gets a job and has to interview people for a survey on healthy bytes (as in food). She starts with a nice lady who is poor but likes the ideas. 
Then she goes to another house and is scared off by the kids. She soon finds out what she was scared of and learns all she can about the Selah Station. 
She then discovers what happens by doing something she never knew she could, or that by doing it she could change the past to fix the future. 
What is it and how does she deal with it? 
3 stars for this book.

Author Bio
Globetrotter and fiction writer Ted Neill has worked on five continents as an educator, health professional, and journalist. His writing has appeared in The Washington Post and he has published a number of novels exploring issues related to science, religion, class, and social justice. His novel, The Selah Branch, attempts to confront issues of racism and the divided political environment of the US today and the 1950s. His debut novel, City on a Hill, examines the fault lines of religious conflict in the Middle East. His 5 book series, Elk Riders, wrestles with issues of ethics, morality, and belief against an epic fantasy backdrop. See his upcoming work and check out his Belong Blog at 

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