Go Tell It on the Mountain Baldwin, James June 13, 2000

First published in 1953 when James Baldwin was nearly 30, Go Tell It on the Mountain is a young man’s novel, as tightly coiled as a new spring, yet tempered by a maturing man’s confidence and empathy. It’s not a long book, and its action spans but a single day—yet the author packs in enough emotion, detail, and intimate revelation to make his story feel like a mid-20th-century epic.

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