• Title: There is a Land: A Libète Limyè Mystery
  • Author: Ted Oswald
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 446
  • Format: Paperback
  • There is a Land A Lib te Limy Mystery In Ted Oswald s Because We Are ten year old Haitian orphan Lib te and her best friend Jak embarked upon solving a profound mystery that changed them forever Now in There is a Land Lib te must flee
    In Ted Oswald s Because We Are, ten year old Haitian orphan Lib te and her best friend Jak embarked upon solving a profound mystery that changed them forever Now, in There is a Land, Lib te must flee her home and all she knows, carrying a deadly secret she does not understand but cannot dare force upon another Whisking between her beloved Cit Soleil, the color splashedIn Ted Oswald s Because We Are, ten year old Haitian orphan Lib te and her best friend Jak embarked upon solving a profound mystery that changed them forever Now, in There is a Land, Lib te must flee her home and all she knows, carrying a deadly secret she does not understand but cannot dare force upon another Whisking between her beloved Cit Soleil, the color splashed seaside town of Jacmel, and desolate mountain ranges of northern Haiti, her life and those of her friends depend on her assuming a new identity A spectacular mystery that builds to a startling climax, There is a Land speaks to the powerful bonds that give us hope to strive for a better world.

    One Reply to “There is a Land: A Libète Limyè Mystery”

    1. Oh, you're wondering what that high, tight keening sound is? That's just me trying to handle all of my feelings. I've been looking forward to another installment in the Libète saga for a long time. In the style of his first novel (and subsequent short stories), Oswald unspools the narrative piecemeal by toggling back and forth through the story's timeline. Although this greatly intensifies the sense of mystery, I always struggle with this method of storytelling, since I generally get so into th [...]

    2. I was so excited to get the 2nd mystery in the series and see what Libete was up to this time. While the quick switching between story lines gave me some reader's whiplash at times, it was mostly because I would get wrapped up in the story and want to find out what happened before switching to the other! Enjoyed the suspense throughout.Oswald's subtle uses of Kreyol and his vivid imagery of the setting make you feel like you are in Haiti, riding alongside Libete in the tap tap or the moto. Anoth [...]

    3. This was quite a different kind of book from the normal Kindle Scout selection. I quite enjoyed it. It is well-written. (Although I do wonder why the author chose to start each section out in present tense, then continue in past tense. It felt more like it was done purposefully, rather than a mistake.) The story is told in parallel times, with the two catching up at the end. It's well thought out and has plenty of surprises. I loved all the cultural information.

    4. It's a perfectly good story, full of empathy, peril, lessons in life, etc.I just had a difficult time getting through it. I felt ashamed of myself, but it was difficult nonetheless.I'm sure it's perfectly acceptable, but the manner in which the author used quotations -- without marks, begun with a dash as a signal -- struck me as nettlesome. Maybe I'm just old-fashioned and unnecessarily orthodox, but the form annoyed me.I couldn't submerge myself in the story enough to appreciate it fully.

    5. Ted really can write!great characters and a good story, all with a beautiful message. I can't wait for the return of Libete in the next book

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