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Scarlet Sister Mary Hardcover – 1928
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A quote from the book. "Christians often turned right into wrong, justice into injustice. Denied some of the plainest, simplest facts of life. Thought they could run God's business. Sometimes they were right not always. No body is always right. No body always knows what right is. The wisest people in the world are ignorant at times. The most free-handed have to be stingy sometimes and the kindest mean.".
Two stars. Not recommended.
At the time this book was written it was slammed by many other black authors for being written in black southern dialect. At first that made it hard to read, but it soon fell into a rhythm that felt good to read. I could hear the voices.
I have been reading the Pulitzer's and not liking most of them. This is one of the better ones, and I loved Sister Mary. She took what she could from a bad life to try to make a good one without complaining, and she lived her life the way she chose in spite of what people said, which was quite a feat in that time period.
This is a book you read, put away, think about off and on for a few years, and then pick it up and read it again and have all new thoughts about it.
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