Set in the apocalyptic atmosphere of 1900a time when many Americans were looking for signs foretelling the end of the worldFeather Crowns is the story of a young woman who unintentionally creates a national sensation. A farm wife living near the small town of Hopewell, Kentucky, Christianna Wheeler gives birth to the first recorded set of quintuplets in North America.
Since I have twins, the multiple birth storyline was interesting. I really enjoy Bobbie Ann Mason's fiction.
When Christie met her husband-to-be, James, she was over the moon. She was in love, in lust, and h ...more
Those who enjoy period details and forays into social history will be in their e ...more
I also wasn't expec ...more
After reading the book, I felt like it was slow moving and the author could have condesed the story considerably. I am glad that I read the book, it was for a book club. We had a great disc ...more
More than anything else, this novel reminded me of the importance of family - that in the days before television and easy transportation, families were bound together by proximity and habit and the minutiae of day to day life in a way that most of us cannot even ima ...more
I really enjoyed this book until the last chapter, which is told as a recollection from the main character, many years later. It just didn't seem to go with the rest, and left me liking the book a little less.
The sudden events midway through the book left me wondering where the remainder could possibly go, but Mason dealt wonderfully with it.
Recommended for readers looking for "country charm" and turn of the century events.