Honeysuckle Memories, Bitterweed Times

Honeysuckle Memories, Bitterweed Times

by Kathy Ann Chandler

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Kathy Ann Chandler's poignant book of turbulent times in the nation and in the small-town southern girl evokes memories in each reader of personal trials and triumphs. Her grasp of situations affecting the family members dealing with self and with realities beyond their control, encourages the reader to explore his or her own family dynamics. This second book eclipses the emotions that were stirred by her first book, But She Has Such a Pretty Face!!! Honeysuckle Memories, Bitterweed Times explores the innocence of a child, of a family and of a nation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781420833959
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Publication date: 05/28/2005
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 6.58(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.53(d)

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very good book that took me backk to my youth.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love all things southern. Honeysuckle Memories, Bitterweed Times paints a very real picture of life in a rural setting in the deep south. Kathy is a superb story teller, with tales that will have you laughing out loud one minute and wiping away tears the next. This book leads you down country lanes and out into the great, wide, world. It gives you this little girls perspective of life, friends and family and the events that made her the person that she is. I found myself rooting for the little girl. I hope to hear more from Kathy, because I'm sure this is not the end of her story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book captures the southern experience of a 'fat' girl from the fifties to this century in all it's glory. I loved every page of it...and i am a yankee!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Doesn't really matter! A narrative of numerous stories inner-twined through the progression and turmoil of much of the last 1/2 century. I've heard some of these tales personally from KAC and know her heart as she shares her memories of growing up in a rural, segregated north Louisiana parish. You'll get lost in the stories. You may see yourself at times - sometimes on the good side - sometimes on the not-so-good side - of emotional, humorous, or just down-right senseless issues of the times. These are memories that carved a nation and molded one little southern girl to the lady she is today.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book begins as a little Southern girl's observations about her home and family and evolves into an emotional exploration of self and society. Fact or fiction, the book is written in such a conversational and easy style that it's truly hard to put down. Many of the stories are laugh-out-loud funny, while others are so shocking and painful that you end up riding an emotional rollercoaster with the author. Readers everywhere can find so much to relate to because family, friends, and growing up are much the same where ever you may be. The author truely has written a bittersweet story about a child's evolving perceptions and the strength and humor required to overcome hurt and tragedy. I loved it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book after chatting with the author for many years. She is such a great storyteller and I have cried and laughed so hard hearing her tales. Her book was a great pleasure to read.. I enjoyed it from start to finish. Kathy covers her childhood growing up in the southern region, which was very similar to my moms upbringing.. some of the stories were so familar to me.. and made me smile with memories. This book.. like the author herself.. can pull my heartstrings.. make me laugh til I cry.. I highly recommend it !
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have the great pleasure to call Kathy Chandler a personal friend. We have worked together for many years. She has shared many of her stories verbally with me. Knowing her personally and listening to her tell stories made the book a very enjoyable experience. The tone changes from one of rolling on the floor laughing to one of uncontrollable tears with the turning of a page. This book is a true reflection of the many highs and lows she has faced in her life. I would highly recommend reading this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Honeysuckle Memories, Bitterweed Times is a conversation with someone who speaks from the heart. In this book, Kathy shares, with humor and emotion, her feelings about our society, education, family dynamics, and personal struggles.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Kathy Ann Chandler's delightful second book was a journey back to the dusty Southern roads of my 1950's childhood.......and into the presence of the very real people who populated them. She did a masterful job of relating the turbulent events of the 50's and 60's through the eyes of a vulnerable child struggling to be accepted and to understand events over which she had no control. I sincerely hope there will be additional books from this very promising Southern author.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This fictional memoir is a must read. If you are from the South you will diffinately see yourself in some of the stories so delicately told by the author. I have heard Kathy tell many of these stories that she has molded into this wonderful book. You won't be able to put it down.