I really enjoyed this book, as spooky as it can be.
I mostly love the style that the book is written in, with different stories inside of the story, all creating an intricate portrait of each of the characters.
This book is about race relations in the early 20th century South, but it's also about so much more than that.
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 6 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 18 months ago 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 19 months ago 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 20 months ago 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 21 months ago 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
Am still reading, but was interested because it was the most popular book the year I was born. Not sensational anymore, but interesting because of the thoughts of the time.Published on October 26, 2010 by Marilyn