The Selah Branch (e-readers): A Novel of Time Travel & Race in America

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The Selah Branch (e-readers): A Novel of Time Travel & Race in America

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WINNER - NEW YORK BIG BOOK AWARD 2017

WINNER - BEST MULTICULTURAL NOVEL - INDEPENDENT PRESS AWARD 2018

FINALIST - BEST MULTICULTURAL NOVEL - NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE 2018

FINALIST - BEST SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL - CYGNUS AWARD 2018

DISTINGUISHED FAVORITE - SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL - INDEPENDENT PRESS AWARD 2018

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.

Categories: African American Fiction; Coming of Age; College; Crime; Fantasy Thriller; Female Protagonist Thriller; Modern Historical Fiction; Mystery; New Adult Fantasy Books; New Adult Thriller; Time Travel Science Fiction; Urban Fantasy ebooks.

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“I felt myself turning each page waiting for a time travel. This is a great book for all people to read. I feel like it could help open some people’s eyes about how much people used to suffer.” 

“Although this wouldn’t normally be the type of novel I’d choose to read, the story captivated me and I found it difficult to put down.” 

“This novel is superbly written. The prose is eloquent and descriptive. The characters are dimensional and realistic. The author captures those small details that make the settings and the characters come alive.” 

“A Fascinating and Timely Read.” 

“Very interesting book! I absolutely loved it and want more!!!!” 

“This book is full of important issues, of the present and the past. It's a book for all colors of people to read, and it just might help open your eyes up to some of the things suffered by black people for decades and centuries. While this is, at its core, a mystery novel about time travel, it's also a brief lesson in history. It's engaging and thought-provoking.” 

“Great read!! Modern day story with tons of exciting twists. Really great how current events were a part of the storyline. Easy read because you have got to know what's happening next.” 

"The Selah Branch is an exciting, insightful story that surprised me with the richness and complexity of its characters. I loved it even though it brought some painful realities to light. Bold. Inventive. Moving. Challenging. It opened my eyes. It raised issues and introduced ideas I'd never considered before. Powerful. Read this book.” 

“I highly recommend this book not only as an engaging work of fiction, but as an eye-opening look at the perspectives of people who have been shaped by different experiences than one's own.” 

“This book was amazing!! I stayed up way too late to finish it. It kept me turning pages from its suspense and real-life story. It has modern day connection to current issues facing communities. I was left thinking about the way it all came together and already want to read it again to pick up the hints and clues along the way that I missed in the mystery of it. Excellent book and writing!” 

“Neill doesn't pull punches, and that makes his characters and their circumstances believable and engaging. I found it difficult and enlightening and painful and hopeful - sometimes at the same time.” 

“I enjoyed the mix of history and science fiction in this story. This moving tale was entertaining as well as informational. Racial issues are something that this nation has dealt with from the beginning and this story provides a wonderful opportunity to learn from them and see the nation from the viewpoints of others of multiple generations. I’m putting this forward as a selection for my book club and cannot wait to discuss it!” 

“What an interesting concept! I really enjoyed how this story pulled past and present together with time travel. Kenia is a strong character in this story. She is well developed from personality to looks and how she reflects the views of many young people right now. One important point...This book will make some people uncomfortable.”