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My Grandfather's Finger

4.13 of 5 stars 4.13  ·  rating details  ·  23 ratings  ·  6 reviews
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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Donna Jo Atwood
Jul 17, 2009 Donna Jo Atwood rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Lorie Hyten, Kathleen O'Leary
Shelves: nonfiction, biography
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!

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.
C.M. Mayo
An eccentric, elegant, and unblinkingly compassionate memoir of growing up in the thick of the Big Thicket.

I absolutely loved this book and couldnt put it down!!!

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