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Her most distinguishing trait is her sharp and cleverly quirky tongue.
In the end, one has no idea if Rosacoke will have a long and happy life or if anyone will, but the process of living has been revealed here.
The story is rich in the description of rural North Carolina life in the 1950s, as well as the dialect.
Surely one of the greats! Rosacoke is a modern heroine. Ever female actress wanted to play her in film. Could never quite get the screenplay right. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Howie
I was privileged to hear Reynolds Price speak about his book in the early '60's when I was studying at Duke. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Bill Mathews
This Reynolds Price novel is as beautiful and moving as when it was first published over 50 years ago. A marvelous beginning to a long and very successful literary life.Published 7 months ago by Richard R. Weidner
Rosacoke Mustian is growing up in the rural region of Eastern North Carolina. She has fantasized about Wesley Beavers for eight years, yet he only minimally regards her. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Magnolia Rose
I was impressed with this male author's sympathy toward and understanding of his young female protagonist, who is in love with a handsome young man who seems incapable of the... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Leslie W. O'Brien
This book haunted me. I was working on a short story and was recommended to check out A Long and Happy Life. As with all great literature, I inhaled it. Read morePublished 17 months ago by A. Reed
My grandfather was a sharecropper in Southern Illinois. The culture of Southern Illinois is to a great degree Southern. I was born in 1944. Read morePublished 19 months ago by michael corcoran
A Long and Happy Life was interesting. I chose it because I live near its setting. Character and scene discriptions were excellent. Read morePublished 21 months ago by ECKT
Read a review by Alan Garganus in Oxford American where he talked about the life of Reynolds Price. Could not believe I had not read this novel. Just beautiful.Published 23 months ago by B. Fleming