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Blade of Grass
     

Blade of Grass

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by Lewis DeSoto
 

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Märit Laurens is a young woman of British descent who comes to live with her husband, Ben, on their newly purchased farm along the border of South Africa. Shortly after her arrival, violence strikes at the heart of Märit's world. Devastated and confused but determined to run the farm on her own, Märit finds herself in a simmering tug of war

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A Blade Of Grass 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
'I think the book's synopsis leads the reader to believe there might be a little more action in the story than there really is. However don't let that deter you. The story is mainly of the relationship of two women from different cultures. They both have dealt with the loss of a loved one and learn to work with each other to accomplish a shared goal. Not knowing much about South Africa (especially in the 1970s) I really appreciated the cultural aspects and sociological aspects of this novel. The writing flows easily. I have loaned it to five women and they have all made the statement, 'I just couldn't put it down.' We all agreed that we didn't like the way it ended but also agreed that it really couldn't have ended another way. (Again, don't let this deter you from reading it). I should say that I did loan it to a male friend and he did not care for it or finish
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a gripping story of strong women who fight to survive in the midst of apartheid. Great characters and themes. DeSoto chose an excellent title with significance to their uphill struggle.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful story! I couldn't put it down. I won't be surprised if this wins some awards. We need more books like this one - a great story and wonderful writing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Piles of vengenace, no bloodened and dross!