A Free, Unsullied Land

A Free, Unsullied Land

by Maggie Kast


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ISBN-13: 9781942515210
Publisher: Fomite
Publication date: 08/15/2015
Pages: 370
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.82(d)

About the Author

Maggie Kast is the author of The Crack between the Worlds: a dancer's memoir of loss, faith and family, a chapter of which won a Literary Award from the Illinois Arts Council and a Pushcart nomination.

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A Free, Unsullied Land 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Amys_Bookshelf_Reviews More than 1 year ago
Intelligent & Real This book seemed hard to get into at the beginning, but I'm glad I read it all the way through. Written in third person, it tells the story of Henriette, and her struggle. Her struggle with sexuality, and tension in her own family. Henriette has amazing strength and courage, and her own psychosis. I really enjoyed this book and admit that I had to reread a few parts over to gain some focus and clarity, but it was there. There were a few parts that were a bit confusing, but I got to the end, and can say that I liked it. It starts in the 1920s and extends over the years from there. She was a writer. A true to heart writer, and I liked that about her. She may have strayed away for a while, but she remains true to herself. "Time began to feel enchanted, without beginning or end, like a single note that sings itself forever." Good book.
MikiHope More than 1 year ago
I am really not too sure how I felt about this book-it takes place in mostly the Great Depression era when Jim Crow laws were the order of the day in the South and Communism was feared and it's proponents lost their jobs etc etc etc. Henriette Greenberg was one messed up girl who couldn't quite find her way in the world--her parents--well lets just say her Mom knew how to throw a guilt trip and her Dad had a very bad temper when someone didn't agree with him--other wise her Mom ruled the roost. Henriette is trying desperately to find her way. She makes a lot of mistakes along the way and keeps going to her psychiatrist until she finally does the unthinkable and finds where she belongs and who she is. You will have to read this to find that out! This was definitely reading outside of my comfort zone--which is the title of the guest post Maggie Kast wrote for my blog and will be live on 11/8. This author knows how to write and make the story come alive. It really is good to read outside the genres you normally do. Yes, I enjoyed this novel and look forward to her next one.