Headstrong, exuberant, and independent, Lucy Bondurant is a devastating beauty who will never become the demure Southern lady her mother and society demand. Sheppard Gibbs Bondurant III, Lucy's older cousin, is too shy and bookish to become the classically suave and gregarious Southern gentleman his family expects. Growing up together in a sprawling home on Atlanta's Peach...more
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When evaluating a book I like to think about what my biggest take away is... what did I learn? This book made me, a fiscal conservative and lifelong Republican, realize that estate taxes are absolutely necessary to ensure ...more
So it isn't really like Gone With the Wind a ...more
The love/hate rel ...more
Because Shep wuvs her so, he repeatedly defends Lucy's decisions. He describes Lucy as NEVER deliberately cruel, on a day when pre-teen Lucy sneers that their friend with a leg brace* (from chil ...more
My favorite of her books.
Set in Buckhead, a wealthy aristocratic suburb of Atlanta, Peachtree Road is as much a central figure as are Shep and Lucy Bondurant. Civil ...more
It is very long, over 800 pages, and there was a point at the start when I thought it would feel like 8000 pages. The first chapters are meandering stream of consciousness stuff, about places I'd never been to and people I'd never met. It took fifty pages for me to realize that the narrato ...more
While at Auburn she wrote a column for the student newspaper, The Auburn Plainsman, that favored integration. The university administration attempted to suppress the column, and ultimately fired her, and the column garnered natio ...more