Through her story of the Beans's struggle with their inner demons to survive against hardship and societal ignorance, Chute emerged as a writer of immense humanity and unparalleled insight into a world most of us knew little of - if we'd recognized it at all.
©1995 Carolyn Chute; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
"Chute's novel pulses with kinetic energy. It seizes the reader on its opening page with a rhythm, a language, a knock-about country humor unmistakably its own." (Newsweek)
"Like Flannery O'Connor, Chute has a gift for expressing the true spirit of a culture but with more subtlety and without overt symbolism. She simply becomes what and whom she sees." (San Francisco Chronicle)
The book was great! I laughed at times (and not many books have made me laugh) and was sad at times. I loved the narraters...they did great!
I liked the book. It made me think that there are other families in the US struck by poverty; perhaps Appalachia, Louisiana...and more. I found it sad and I feel fortunate to live where I do and have opportunities many don't have in the US and other parts of the world.
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