Homeplace

Homeplace

by Anne Rivers Siddons

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Overview

"Anne Rivers Siddons...writes with such astonishing lyrical beauty that you will want to read it aloud to everyone you ever loved."  — Pat Conroy

After twenty-one years Micah (Mike) Winship is making the big move—she's going home for a visit. She hasn't been back since 1963, when her father threw her out, but now he is dying and asking for her. And although she is armed with her succesful journalism career and the strength found after her divorce, she is nearing forty and her sophisticated urban lifestyle is falling apart.

Heading home, Mike is unprepared for a past that has lain in wait for her—one that includes an old love, a spoiled sister, and a plot to seize her family's land. And in trying to understand her long-forgotten self, she learns at last those lessons best learned early about love and loss, family and forgiveness, and the undeniable need for a place called home.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061011412
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/24/2003
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 443,881
Product dimensions: 4.19(w) x 6.75(h) x 1.08(d)

About the Author

Anne Rivers Siddons is the New York Times bestselling author of 19 novels that include Nora, Nora, Sweetwater Creek, Islands, Peachtree Road, and Outer Banks. She is also the author of the nonfiction work John Chancellor Makes Me Cry.

Hometown:

Charleston, South Carolina and a summer home in Maine overlooking Penobscot Bay

Date of Birth:

January 9, 1936

Place of Birth:

Atlanta, Georgia

Education:

B.A., Auburn University, 1958; Atlanta School of Art, 1958

Customer Reviews

Homeplace 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
book-a-holick More than 1 year ago
Although written in 1986, this book and its storyline is NOT dated. I'm an Anne Rivers Siddons fan from way back, but somehow I never read this book until now. and I enjoyed it VERY much. The characters were fully dimensional, and the plot was interesting and important, with a satisfying twist at the end.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this book in the back of my mother's old station wagon, we recently moved and have no cable tv at this time so I have been reading anything I could find until I have time to get to the library. I absolutely enjoyed this book, I have never read anything by her before but will look for other books she has written. I am not a fast reader and I managed to read it in a couple of long rainy evenings. The characters are interesting I want to know more about at least some of them even though I am now finished with the book. There are no earth shattering revelations that will change my life forever but if you want to just read something that doesn't require alot of intellectual input on your part, you will enjoy this one.
susanc1249 More than 1 year ago
I had forgotten how much I enjoyed this author until I picked up this book. I thoroughly enjoyed the story, the characters, and the message. Love the ending! I will be reading more books from this author.
NJNannie More than 1 year ago
The storyline took a while to pique my interest but once it did, I found the book to be predictable but entertaining. It is well written.....good character development and very descriptive writing. A good read......
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm a Siddons fan. Have read many of her books and always look forward to another one. This one left me satisfied, but wanting a sequel! Please?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Story+and+characters+realistic%2Cso+enjoyed+it+very+much.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Settle down in a cpmfy chair and enjoy this story...its character...its surprisings turns...its lesson on valurs and letting go and moving on
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a nice book for all ages (+) this is a nook world
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Thought I would start writing how many pages the book has and maybe this could catch on and it would be helpful in our decision to purchase or not.Thanks to you all.Granny B. The book was sooooo good.Purchase it-there are 367 pages in it. (: GRANNY B.
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Wow! What a book The book Homeplace should be made into a movie! In the beginning it took me a little while to get into it. But, (excuse my comparison) it’s like an onion – peel one layer at a time revealing something new which each layer until you finally reach the conclusion. This is a story about a complicated family and the baggage each of them carried. Micah (Mike) was given a boy’s name because her father wanted a son. She, in turn, always wanted something she thought her father would never give her – his love. After she was jailed for her participation in a civil rights movement, her father, whose bigotry was Deep South to his very core, used extremely harsh and called her many vile and hurtful names and told her he never wanted to see her again. She left for more than 20 years. After a man who she thought was a friend betrayed her when she told him her darkest secrets, she received word that her father was seriously ill and wanted to see her right away. She returned home and within a few weeks her life was taking one turn after another until she was not sure who was friend and who was foe. I rarely read one book more than the first time; however, this book has so many layers to it I know I will read it again in the future. I strongly urge other readers to give this a try.
tcbuzzy More than 1 year ago
Great read. Not what I was expecting. Hard to put down.
Mistea More than 1 year ago
I loved everything about this book -- one of her best!
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miriverhouse More than 1 year ago
we need more great storylines like this!
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