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True Fires

3.5 of 5 stars 3.50  ·  rating details  ·  46 ratings  ·  5 reviews
In the idyllic town of Lake Esther, Florida, little is allowed to ripple the surface calm—which is just the way Sheriff Kyle Deluth likes it. But when Deluth "removes" two young children from the local school because of the color of their skin, the sheriff's senseless act of cruelty sparks a fire under the women of Lake Esther that will scorch the lives of all involved. In ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published October 26th 2004 by Bantam (first published 2003)
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I enjoyed her first book and this one wasn't a disapointment either. It was interesting that comparisons were made in this book about Miz Betty being like Isabelle Amberson in the Magnificient Ambersons that I just finished reading.
I liked the authors use of a bee's eye view at the beginning and end and a key points in the book. Minor characters, the the bees were also important to the story itself.
Surprisingly engaging story about prejudice and a family having to prove themselves in the 1960's South. The author spings the tale from several different points of view and young narrator (Danial Dare) is the most captivating and heart-wrenching of them all. A well-written page turner. Would highly recommend.
Kimberly Robinson

This book really didn't capture my attention too much. I kept waiting for the plot to thicken, or for something to happen to where I couldn't put it down.
Oct 21, 2009 Lynnette rated it 4 of 5 stars
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"Deeply moving and peopled with a rich cast of characters, Susan Carol McCarthy mines the hotbed of racism with insight and compassion."
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