Conjure Woman's Cat : Florida Folk Magic Stories

  • by Malcolm R. Campbell
  • Narrated by Wanda J. Dixon
  • Series: Florida Folk Magic Stories
  • 3 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"Winner of the prestigious AudioFile Magazine Earphones Award.Lena, a shamanistic cat, and her conjure woman Eulalie live in a small town near the Apalachicola River in Florida’s lightly populated Liberty County, where longleaf pines own the world. In Eulalie’s time, women of color look after white children in the homes of white families and are respected, even loved, but distrusted and kept separated as a group. A palpable gloss, sweeter than the state’s prized tupelo honey, holds their worlds firmly apart. When that gloss fails, the Klan restores its own brand of order.
When some white boys rape and murder a black girl named Mattie near the sawmill, the police have no suspects and don’t intend to find any. Eulalie, who sees conjure as a way of helping the good Lord work His will, intends to set things right by “laying tricks.”
But Eulalie has secrets of her own, and it’s hard not to look back on her own life and ponder how the decisions she made while drinking and singing at the local juke were, perhaps, the beginning of Mattie’s ending.


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a window on another kind of life

What was one of the most memorable moments of Conjure Woman's Cat?

The moment when I realized that I wasn't sure that magic wasn't real.

What does Wanda J. Dixon bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She had the perfect voice for this story. She helped shape the visuals of my inner movie.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Both. I loved the main characters, especially Lena's take on humans, and really, REALLY disliked the persecutors in this story. I also loved the forgiveness at the end; I myself was rooting for the raccoon to shoot them all.

Any additional comments?

I received this audiobook free in exchange for an honest review.

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- Krista Gimeno

From the point of view of a cat?

This book was from the point of view of a cat? I am not a lover of cats so right off once I realized the cat was the one talking it was a real turn off for me. If you love talking animals than this is the book for you.
I received this free for an honest review from the author or narrator.
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- Wanda

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-29-2016
  • Publisher: Thomas-Jacob Publishing, LLC