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From the Publisher
L’Engle with her husband
L’Engle with her husband, actor Hugh Franklin, in 1946.*
L’Engle with her granddaughters Charlotte Jones Voiklis and Lena Roy
L’Engle with her granddaughters Charlotte Jones Voiklis and Lena Roy at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, Cathedral Library, circa 1975.
L’Engle at a Manhattanville College commencement ceremony
L’Engle at a Manhattanville College commencement ceremony, where she received an honorary degree in 1989.*
About the Author
- ASIN : B06X9HQYWQ
- Publisher : Open Road Media; Reissue edition (May 2, 2017)
- Publication date : May 2, 2017
- Language : English
- File size : 4810 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 360 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #228,953 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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This story has stayed with me as I go over in my mind the characters and the parts they played. It's a story of race and culture, and how outsiders can try to change things from the inside, but not completely. It is full of unexpected consequences for the things people do when they are trying to do good.
At first when I read this book I wasn't sure that I liked it. It's an historical fiction set in post civil war Florida. I felt like I was there in the middle of summer. The people living in the scrub, the humid summer air, the sulfur water, and the beach. It reminded me of my grandparents house in southern Florida before the town grew.
There is some violence. A lot of hate, plot twists, and some surprise villains. The author did make some of the characters seem stereotypical like the southern lady aunts and Honoria and Clive acting as sergeants. I think she did that so you could feel the mindset of that time in history. If you can get past that the story was pretty good. Don't forget, like most stories by this author, it does have several battles against good and evil.
I enjoyed this story more than I thought and was pleasantly surprised by it.
This was fascinating but not an easy book to read. It reminds us of how much pain and Evil are in the world and can be in the hearts of men and women above all areas, races and religions. But it also reminds us of how great a healer love always is..
I give this book 2 stars because it does have merit in its efforts to portray the horrors of the Jim Crow era, to push the reader to look at America from another country's perspective. Jim Crow horrors tend to get overlooked and minimized by the term "Slavery". Slavery is a historical fact to me, but was long before I was born, my parents, grandparents or even great grandparents were not even born before slavery officially ended. In contrast, Jim Crow attitudes incorporated very real memories from my northern childhood and events that I was aware of by watching television. Jim Crow atrocities continue even today and have grown to include actions toward the LBGQ community. Writers who push us to examine how the US still struggles with these widely held attitudes contributes to the greater good of society.
That said, this author was not able to write an effective novel about her subject matter. Her characters were not well developed, the plot was predictable, and the outcome obvious early on. She relied on stereotypes set within a Gothic novel format. Overall it was simply too contrived.