Suttree. Couldn't put it down. "Set in Knoxville in 1951, the novel opens with a fisherman on the Tennessee river, running his lines and stopping to watch the police haul up the body of a suicide. The fisherman, having pulled his skiff ashore for a better view of the proceedings, is spotted by an acquaintence: "Hey Suttree," the man calls. We have now been formally introduced to Cornelius Suttree, a man who makes his living on the river," says the author's web site.
I learned more about the American Revolution than I ever learned in school from this book. I got so into it that I printed maps and drew the marches out so I could better understand what was happening.
Murial Rukeyser: "Speak to me.Take my hand. What are you now? I will tell you all. I will conceal nothing.When I was three, a little child read a story about a rabbit who died, in the story, and I crawled under a chair, a pink rabbit : it was my birthday, and a candle burnt a sore spot on my finger, and I was told to be happy." She really gets to my soul.
"A life hanging in the balance . . . a family torn apart. The #1 internationally bestselling author Jodi Picoult tells an unforgettable story about family secrets, love, and letting go." This looks pretty good, not normally what I read, but I have had customers recommended it to me. Not sure if I will get to it this summer, but one day I will purchase it before the end of August.
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This brilliant novel with universal resonance tells the story of three people trying to survive in a city rife with the extreme fear of desperate times, and of the sorrowing cellist who plays… read more at Kobo.
A Lesson Before Dying is set in a small Cajun community in the late 1940s. Jefferson, a young black man, is an unwitting party to a liquor store shoot out in which 3 men are killed; the only survivor, he is convicted and sentenced to death. Grant Wiggins has returned to the plantation school to teach. As he struggles with his decision whether to stay or leave, his aunt & Jefferson's godmother persuade him to visit Jefferson in his cell before his death.