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Knee-Deep in Wonder: A Novel

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“Who’re your people, girl?” In August, 1976, Helene Strickland returns home to Lafayette County, Arkansas, determined to learn the answer, but her probing only uncovers greater mysteries.

April Reynolds’s mesmerizing narrative seamlessly weaves flashbacks and voices to produce an epic account of one family crippled by the deepest wounds of the black South, introducing a bol
Paperback, 320 pages
Published August 1st 2004 by Picador (first published 2003)
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April Reynolds is an excellent writer. She spins a wonderful tale and creates rich and engaging characters that will suck you into this story of three generations of Southern women. What I found lacking and a bit disappointing was the plot. It was a bit thin and a quarter of the way in (once I got all the characters straight) I pretty much had the plot figured out. The denouement was very anti-climatic and I found she failed to fully explain WHY? Why did Liberty put Chess before Queen Ester? Why ...more
This would be an interesting discussion. A young woman living in the northeast goes "home" to Arkansas when her aunt who raised her passes away. She learns abt her parents and her past. There were slow parts to the book but it would be interesting to discuss.
great storytelling, each chapter is beautifully written & emotional on its own, but they don't quite come together as a whole.
I'm sitting here going through this story in my mind and I'm strangely reminded of Daphne du Maurier's "Rebecca". I'm not entirely sure why. The settings are completely different, although there are some unusual similarities. Actually, I've never read "Rebecca", so I'm basing this comparison on the movie. But the movie is fantastic--you should definitely see the movie. And I bet the book is great, too. "Knee-deep in Wonder" was okay with moments of being taken somewhere really interesting but ov ...more
Southern family tale - not very interesting, predictable, and not much happens.
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