From the award-winning author of The Road from Chapel Hill, comes a story of loyalty, duty, and love in the days following the Civil War.
Returning to characters introduced in her previous novel, acclaimed author Joanna Catherine Scott explores the terrain of a devastated South, where the war is over - but conflict lives on. Having endured years of hardship, Eugenia Mae Spotswood returns to Wilmington to find out who her mother is, only to be met with racism and hatred.... Until she is befriended by the most powerful Negro leader in the state Senate.
Also driven forward are the strong-minded ex-slave Tom and his crippled former enemy Clyde Bricket. Tom spent the last years of the war working for the Union as a spy. Now, Clyde watches as his family farm slowly dies. Only if they work together can they survive.
Would you consider the audio edition of Child of the South to be better than the print version?
I didn't read the book, so don't know. I enjoy listening and can do that while driving, don't often get the chance to set and read.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Eugenia...she was the main character and easy to follow. A strong, opinionated, caring woman that many of us , including myself, would like to be.
It gave a vivid insight to what the south was like in the days following slavery and how hard the black had to work to become free and have a voice!
There were parts that were a few times I got lost in trying to follow what was going on...but for the most part, it kept my attention.
What about Karen White???s performance did you like?
She did and great job narrating.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
No, just thought provoking, wondering how I would have felt about the black during this time period and, would I have been that cruel??