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Clinch River Pearls Paperback – February 21, 2013
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it is a book I would recommend. It makes for good reading. I almost could identify several of the characters in the
book as the book pops alive from the first page to the last.
This book centers around events and people in Clinton in this period of turbulence and violence, and at the core lies Linda Lockwood the indomitable mother of six children who operates the family's farm while her husband manages Magnet Mills in Clinton. Interconnected with Linda's life are those of her workers Jed Powell, an industrious, multi-skilled labourer trying to earn enough money to buy his own place, Buckley a drunkard and petty thief hindered by his distaste for hard work, and Fletch a hardworking black man who has to deal with the narrow-mindedness of racial hatred.
In the novel each has a story to tell, each an experience to share like Jed Powell whose prosperity was invested in six pearls stolen by a thief prowling around the church, only to discover his greatest treasure lies in the woman he loves. There's Buckley, the petty thief who seeks solace for his troubled life not from the woman who loves him but from a bottle of Crow, and Fletch who fears the hatred and vengeance of the White Citizen's Council especially after his dog is poisoned with anti-freeze. Linda Lockwood, strong-willed and resourceful works alongside her labourers even taking on a pet project, trying to reform the incorrigible Buckley.Read more ›