In the Deep South, where love and hatred run deep and close, dissension often summers just beneath the surface. When a family gathers for a funeral as its old homestead above the waters of Mobile Bay, it must carry out the last wish of the aunt and sister whom it has come to mourn. It is a wish that will unearth a terrible secret, one that will either tear her siblings and their offspring apart or allow them to accept buried memories, wounds, and love.
In This One and Magic Life, Anne Carroll George has created as brilliant portrait of a Southern family in all its glory, captured in a moment of searing intensity and lyric truth. Rich with wisdom and deep understanding this compelling saga the 20th century - and tells a story that is truly timeless.
©1999 Anne Carroll George (P)2004 Recorded Books
This is a book by an author much more famous for her five-book series, The Southern Sisters mysteries, now available through audible.com as well. This book may have been written earlier. It involves a family coming together for the funeral and burial of one of its own. The family has many secrets involving several generations of the family, with the current members able at times to see deceased family members as if they are still there, commenting on the current events. This book is rich in southern ambiance, seemingly influenced by such writers as Carson McCullers. An interesting book, but the Southern Sisters mysteries are much better.
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