Roseflower Creek

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"The morning I died it rained. Poured down so hard it washed the blood off my face."

Thus begins the story of Lori Jean, whose short life and early death are woven into this worldly-wise novel set in the rural South of the 1950s. Told from the point of view of ten-year-old Lori Jean, a ...

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Overview

"A powerful book. The characters haunt the reader long after the last page is turned."
Earl Hamner, creator of The Waltons

"The morning I died it rained. Poured down so hard it washed the blood off my face."

Thus begins the story of Lori Jean, whose short life and early death are woven into this worldly-wise novel set in the rural South of the 1950s. Told from the point of view of ten-year-old Lori Jean, a sensitive dreamer of a child who longs for a "normal" family, Roseflower Creek boldly explores the dynamics of a dysfunctional Southern family. Abandoned by her father when she was five years old, her world consists of a weak-willed mother and an alcoholic step-father who can't—or won't—keep a steady job. Yet Lori Jean is filled with the curiosity and hope common to all children.

After Lori Jean's step-father, Ray, begins attending AA meetings, he seems like a changed man, and Lori Jean begins to think that finally she and her mama are going to experience some long-overdo happiness—to be a real family and "git ourselves one of them futures, just like regular folks." But when Ray returns to his former ways and Lori Jean uncovers his secret, everything begins to spin out of control and she pays the ultimate price for what she knows.

Humorous, yet poignant, Roseflower Creek is a story of the loss of innocence and the power of forgiveness. Above all, it is a tribute and a testament to the human heart's ability to heal. Told with an honesty and authenticity that only a child narrator could achieve, it is a remarkable novel that will move readers long after the last paragraph has been read.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581822403
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/2001
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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  • Posted November 2, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    A MASTERPIECE!!!

    You'll laugh, cry, sigh...You'll be amazed! "The morning I died it rained..." What an opening line!!! The narrator is an unforgettable 10 year old girl from the other side, sharing her knowledge and her ability to forgive and understand....You'll become emotionally attached to this story and the characters!

    I also recommend EXPLOSION IN PARIS, by Linda Pirrung and WHISTLING IN THE DARK.....Two more to keep you feeling!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2007

    Loved It

    I couldn't put this down. Well written.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 14, 2011

    Lori Jean

    A life cut way too short by the hands of a step father. Lori Jean was a sweet girl growing up in the fifties, poor, and living in the South. I really enjoyed the story despite the tragic events. Found it to be a real page turner.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 1, 2011

    Good story but depressing

    This book was written very well. I grew up in the south also and I loved seeing the language incorporated into the book. This book made me remember the hope and innocence of being a child. It was a depressing read but I appreciate the story and work of the author greatly for being able to tell of a story like this.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2005

    Can you say awesome? I CAN.

    Oy, it's been so long since I've read it. The way this book is written, is it's intended to capture all types of people and audiences. A very, very good read. Way worth your time.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2011

    a must read

    this book was so good that i finished it in two days, it is a must read, i will recommend it to all my friends.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 22, 2011

    Heartbreaker!

    Couldn't put this down. Touched me deeply as a mother.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 11, 2011

    Well written, but disturbing

    This book was a quick read and hard to put down, but the subject matter was disturbing. It was thought provoking and I will read another book by this author.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 27, 2011

    Read this book!

    Hold on a second while I dry my eyes. This was one of the most heart wrenching books I have read in years. But don't let that scare you away. I knew I was a goner from the first page. Jackie Lee Miles has a voice that speaks like thunder from every page. I am putting this on the top of my favorite list. It will take quiet a book to knock it from that spot! I am a fan of Ms Miles for life!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 19, 2011

    Great read

    This book was hard to put down! A sad story that was filled with wisdom and warmth. The book stayed with me long after I finished reading it. I am anxious to read more by this author.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2002

    a beautiful story!

    You have got to read this book! The author did a great job speaking from the voice of a 10 year old. Such innocence and forgiveness even for those that did her wrong...We can learn much from Lori Jean.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2002

    I Couldn't put it down

    I was taken in with the first words... 'The morning I died it rained.' A truly unique perception of life and death through the eyes of a 10 year old. Although her story is sad, Lori Jean's ability to hold onto such optomism when facing life's trials, is truly inspiring. A must read!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2002

    A Novel of Heartbreaking Innocence

    I was hooked on Roseflower Creek from the first sentence. It is the haunting, heartbreaking story of a young girl in rural Georgia in the 1950's. Lori Jean is a wonderful, loving child, but is forced to fight a battle against hatred, abuse and family secrets she can never win. Her distinctive voice will stay with you long after you've finished the book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2001

    A beautiful, but sad story you don't want to miss!

    I read this book in one sitting. If only all people could forgive like Lori Jean the world would be a better place. A terrific book for the first time out.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2001

    Roseflower Creek

    Whoever said: 'A powerful extraordinary novel',meant it!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2001

    Roseflower Creek

    My Husband loved it too. A memorable story of forgiveness and innocense lost. Lori Jean climbs into your heart and softens places you didn't know had hardened. Oprah where are you??

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2001

    Roseflower Creek

    J. L. Miles creates characters so real you feel they are. Lori Jean makes you laugh. And her story breaks your heart. Don't miss it. Impossible to put down. I love how she talks: That summer Digger run off. He done that once before we knowed of. He runned off from where he used to live; that's how we got him as our dog. MeeMaw said Digger was like some kind of men. 'What kind is that?' I asked. 'Kind you can't count on!' she said. See what I mean?

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2001

    Roseflower Creek

    Lori Jean enters your heart and stays there. Impossible to put down. I love how she talks: That summer Digger run off. He done that once before we knowed of. He runned off from where he used to live; that's how we got him as our dog. MeeMaw said Digger was like some kind of men. 'What kind is that?' I asked. 'Kind you can't count on!' she said. See what I mean?

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2001

    Roseflower Creek

    When Mr.Hamner said: 'A powerful extraordinary novel', he meant it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2001

    Roseflower Creek

    A book you will read in one sitting. I laughed and I cried. And I'm back on page one and reading it all over again.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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