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The Grass Harp

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2002

    Loving Reflections on Being an Orphan

    If you have read or heard about Mr. Truman Capote¿s life, you will know that this book is very autobiographical. From the fragile tendrils of his orphaned youth in the home of his deceased father¿s two elderly, unmarried female cousins, Mr. Capote has woven a hand-made basket of a story that beautifully addresses what¿s most important in life. To my mind, this is one of the best American novels of the last 70 years. Yet, many people have yet to read it. `Tis a pity! Upon first inspection, you will undoubtedly be drawn in by the rich imagery and natural ease of words that Mr. Capote deftly employs. ¿The snowflake of Dolly¿s face held its shape; for once she did not dissolve.¿ As you watch closely, you will find that Mr. Capote smuggles in, almost unseen, some of the most important questions that each of us must face. Who do we love? Who loves us? Who is our friend? What is our purpose? What is the basis of our integrity? What is the right thing to do? Yet, the questions remain as light as a tuft of feather floating on the breeze, which makes the questions slide down deep inside of us. These profound questions continually bubble along like a murmuring brook just beneath the dialogue and action of this story . . . which nicely pits the finer human emotions against the baser ones of calculation, gain, and exercising power. Much like the Renaissance reestablished the potential of humans to be great, Mr. Capote¿s novel exposes that there is wonderful potential in all of us . . . if we stop to listen to the grass harp, and act on what our hearts tell us. Can you hear the story of what your life could be? Donald Mitchell, co-author of The 2,000 Percent Solution and The Irresistible Growth Enterprise

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  • Posted December 12, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    The Grass Harp

    "In Cold Blood" was the only thing I had ever read by Truman Capote until I bought all his books in print. What an excellent writer! I have robbed myself all these years by not reading his works. I love all the oddities and absurdities that seem commonplace in the characters of Southern writers.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2013


    Sets down her gear. She wrapped her tail around her waist as she sighed. Time to get to work. Slowly streatches.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2012

    My new favorite author

    Wonderful, believable story...lovely!

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    Posted December 14, 2012

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