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Buttermilk Bottom [Kindle Edition]

H. Victoria Hargro Atkerson
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Book Description

"“Buttermilk Bottom” was a real place. It existed for many years in the
shadows of Atlanta’s business district and was considered a festering eyesore.
Many generations of black families lived there in almost total seclusion
because of it geographic location, which was a sunken community riddled
with poverty, crime, rodents, and economic depression that was legally
imposed by the separate but unequal Jim Crow laws that devastated the
lives of thousands of black families throughout the South.
This is a fi ctionalized account of the people who lived in “The Bottom”
and their lifestyle during the 50’s and the early 60’s. Buttermilk Bottom
had a notorious reputation because of its delapadated wooden framed
apartment houses, high crime rate, extreme poverty, and its isolation
from the rest of the city. The reader will glimpse the living conditions, the
mindset of the people, and the political atmosphere that devastated their
lives on a daily bases. You will meet and be charmed by the handsome,
dangerous ex-con Cameron Fielding, the local number writer. The smart
and very attractive school principal, Grace, Cameron’s long-time sweetheart
is helplessly trapped in her passion for Cameron despite the pressures of
her peers and her professional life. You will be amused by the intelligent
and funny storyteller, “Cripple Jake.” The forbidding Voodoo Priestess will
makes you wonder, while her beautiful daughter, Jazmine, will captivate
you. The popular and well-endowed Queenie, the madame and co-owner
of the local “juke joint” is unforgetable, along with Lucille, who you will
remember and laugh about for a lifetime. In Buttermilk Bottom soul
food never tasted so good, the blues never sounded so low down, and the
intimacy in love relationships of the characters will sizzle in your dreams
long after you put this remarkable story down and re-read for years to
come. “Buttermilk Bottom” is a pictorial in words and the storytelling is
brilliant."


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About the Author

H. Victoria Hargro Atkerson writes inspiring romantic stories based on historical events. Her love of history and her dedication to her craft are apparent in the profundity of each character that she writes about in her stories. Philadelphia is her home, which she shares with her husband, but her southern upbringing resonates in all her writings and in her storytelling abilities. When she is not writing, she enjoys baking, needlecrafts, and fishing with her family on the Jersey shore.

Product Details

  • File Size: 725 KB
  • Print Length: 397 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Xlibris (December 15, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006QHIHEW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #791,747 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Diva's Thoughts March 2, 2013
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I enjoyed reading the possibility of black people taking care of each other. It would be so nice. Nice read
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Not only is Buttermilk Bottom a "real" place, but it brings back so many childhood memories. I also know the author, H. Victoria Atkerson. she attended my High School, and her sister and I were close homeroom friends. I am very pleased to rate this book as a favorite and hope to read more from Victoria in the future.
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Though the premise seems a big stretch to believe, I guess that's what fiction is really about. Unfortunately, the author seems to think the reader needs to read how people have sex EVERYTIME they have sex. Too bad, the ink and paper was wasted on this repetitive topic! After the first reading, I began skipping this section whenever it showed up. There should also be better proof reading.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Right on time February 25, 2013
By T. Hall
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This was the perfect book to read as we celebrate Black History Month. The racial tension was high. But so was the love, camaraderie and commitment to social change depicted by the characters. I loved this book. I just wonder why more readers have not read this little gem.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Read June 2, 2012
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This novel reflect the comrade that existed among neighbors in deprived communities. The novel depicts extreme events at times which adds fun to the reading and bring laughter to the heart for the reader's enjoyment. Character descriptions were vivid and leads the reader to get to know them very well.
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