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Posted February 12, 2011
Posted February 18, 2006
I am an avid reader, especially now that I live where television consists of 4 English Channels, but is was so before moving to this island. My favorite books are by authors like Barbara Kingsolver, Dianna Gabaldon, Sharyn McCrumb, Sue Monk Kid and and recently discovered Denise Giardina ~ all excellent writers. I discovered Lee when I found this particular book in my mother's things after her passing. It enticed me, as I had gone to school with Lee. Like the other female writers, Lee provides a window through which we can see and marvel at our female strengths and social roles. Lee's novels are very earthy and more real because of it. It is wonderful to have novels like her's that are by a woman about being a woman. We so need to bring a focus and appreciation to what it is to be female or what it was for our recent female ancestors to be so. Lee presents the lives of females in mountains of the south east with clarity, sympathy and passion.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 29, 2004
This novel is really 2 books...
in one. Grace's childhood is worth 5 stars, however Grace's transition into adulthood years and the ending doesn't measure up. In total this is a good book, worth reading for the unforgettable first half (I read it 3 years ago and still remember it very well).Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 16, 2002
good writing and ok story
I read this book in a matter of hours. It was not necissarily the best story ever, but it was interesting and well written. Grace's story was very tragic and hr life anything but boring. I recommend this book for anyone who loves to read about people's journey for salvation, happiness, and finding themselves. Although i did not consider myself religious while reading this. This will not change your view, but it does help you relaize that if you don't beleive its okay, and your not necissarily going to hell if your not a christain at the beginning of your life.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 1, 2001
This was the first novel I read in college. The characters are wonderfully developed and the story will stay with you long after the novel ends. It renewed my love for reading and inspired me to read everything written by Lee Smith, not to mention, become an English major.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.