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My Grandfather's Finger

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Not long ago the Big Thicket of East Texas was still one of those places singular in its southernness, like the Mississippi Delta or the Carolina Low Country. Now its old-timers and their ways are nearly gone.They will not be forgotten, though, for in My Grandfather’s Finger Edward Swift recalls a Big Thicket populated by family and friends as gloriously vibrant and enigma ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published May 1st 1999 by University of Georgia Press
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Lisa
Dec 18, 2015 Lisa rated it did not like it
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This sounded interesting, but I couldn't finish it. Wasn't funny or warm. The writing lacked in my opinion.
Donna Jo Atwood
Jul 17, 2009 Donna Jo Atwood rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Lorie Hyten, Kathleen O'Leary
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Edward Swift grew up in the 40's and 50's in the Big Thicket of East Texas. He allows us to meet his extended family as they collide headlong with life. I thought I had some oddball relatives, but then everyone knows everything's bigger in Texas!




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Sep 04, 2008 Hope rated it really liked it
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A thoughtful, warm and affectionate memoir of growing up in East Texas. Hilarious stories and a charming tribe of eccentric characters. Kind, gentle, truly delightful.
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Feb 28, 2011 C.M. Mayo rated it it was amazing
An eccentric, elegant, and unblinkingly compassionate memoir of growing up in the thick of the Big Thicket.

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Good. Growing up in The Big Thlcket TX. Summer 2006. LP -- Good
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Like some of my East Texas relatives.
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