Heaven Is a Beautiful Place: A Memoir of the South Carolina Coast

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In any literary undertaking, to capture the "essence of a place" truly is no easy matter. Baldwin achieves this feat by teaming up with 72-year-old local historian Peterkin to deliver a century's worth of stories about Murrells Inlet, SC. Touching on family bonds, culture, racial relations, war, love, memories, the hurricane of l893, and plantation life, the memoir affords readers a unique perspective of this coastal area. Titled after the popular spiritual, this book candidly depicts the life and times of many residents of the Lowcountry through stories that sing of the joys and sorrows of everyday life. Peterkin's conversational delivery draws readers into her life, and the interest level escalates during the latter half of the book. Although the book is recommended for its value as both a cultural study and memoir, it will mostly appeal to a restricted regional audience.--Jo-Anne Mary Benson, Osgoode, Ontario Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\
— Jerry Maioli, Western Library Network, Olympia, WA
— Jerry Maioli, Western Library Network, Olympia, WA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570033612
  • Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2000
  • Pages: 233
  • Product dimensions: 6.31 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 1.05 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2013

    I always enjoy reading the history of every area our family visi

    I always enjoy reading the history of every area our family visits.  Reading "Heaven Is a Beautiful Place" made our visit to Murrell's Inlet even more enjoyable! The book followed residents of the are through the decades, showing how events such as wars impacted the area etc. We felt like we knew the residents in the book, which made the area's history come alive, and the book increased our enjoyment of our time there. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2003

    a bit of family history...

    kudos...this is one of my relatives....my dad grew up in south carolina and some of the stories told in this book are things he remembers because it's about people within his family and his friends....pretty cool...anyways, enjoy

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