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one of those books that truly moves your soul
and stirs up emotions
and also of a time not so long ago and very much relateable of how race relations are today. Read more
I have always loved Southern literature but just recently encountered this book in a graduate course. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Stephanie C.
I had read this was a book that was on the best seller list in 1944 - so I ordered it, but it was pure labor to get through it and I never did finish it. Read morePublished 12 months ago by J. Sabayrac
I read this book, oddly enough, after hearing the Kanye West song that samples the song "Strange Fruit," most famously sung by Billie Holiday. Read morePublished on October 21, 2013 by bIgle44
This book was so deep and disturbing. It made me think and feel more about race relations then and now than I was expecting to.Published on October 7, 2013 by kaira.breanne22
I love Southern writers but did not know Lillian Smith.It is a most disturbing book, and although the "black-white" relationship fortunately has improved dramatically over... Read morePublished on August 22, 2013 by Tosti di Cremoni Helge
This is an astonishing book, the characters and the sense of time and place
beautifully and strongly rendered. Read more
My actress friend Brenda discovered Lillian Smith and is on a crusade to make her known. I attended a dramatic reading she did about Lillian's life and writings that prompted me to... Read morePublished on July 23, 2013 by C. Chandler
I love reading books that transport you into the character's lives, this is no exception. Amazing writing and great portrayal of racial bigotry in the South US that is still... Read morePublished on May 1, 2011 by Cheryl Ann Bach