©1983 Lee Smith; (P)2003 Recorded Books
I enjoyed this book, but it is definitely not my favorite of Lee Smith's wonderful books. If you are not familiar with her work, please do not start out with this book. Some of the narrators were off and all wrong for the characters I felt.
This is so well written and performed you feel as if you are right there. Oral histories have been with us since long before written language began. Story telling is becoming a lost art. This is as close as most of us will come. Outstanding.
While I truly enjoy learning about various times in US history, and the multi-generational stories have a certain appeal, I really don't see the point to this book. I admit--I have listened to it day in and day out. Call it a character flaw--my mom told me to finish what I start. Finishing this book is killing me..... There isn't enough time in this world--go in a different direction.
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