Set in the small town of Marigold, Mississippi, The Morning and the Evening tells the story of Jake Darby, mute, and to most of his fellow townspeople, 'not quite right in the head.'
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I love the new trend of re releasing older books again. I believe most of us tend to stroll through the New Release section of the book store or online and do most of our shopping there. Gems like this one are often overlooked. This is an exceptionally well written book with the power and feeling you get from To Kill A Mockingbird and similar Southern Fiction. Only a few today come close to recreating the atmosphere and character depth of these older novels. While centrally a story about a man struggling with his limitations, it is also about a town struggling with acceptance. There are so many moments when you feel the main character will break through only to meet with a wall of outside forces. This is a solely character driven story and they are rendered in amazing drama and detail. I'm glad this one is getting a new chance with readers.