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I love Kate Chopin. I've previously read The Awakening, and I loved these two books just as much as that one. She's got a great voice, and her characters seem to speak to you right off the page. I love the way she develops an entire region with the stories in these books. And I love how she recycles characters throughout the stories in both books in order to do it. The short stories have a way of making you care about everyone in the books. That said, my favorite stories were probably 'Desiree's...more
A beautiful collection of stories about Louisiana and her people. Chopin vividly sketches Creoles, African-Americans, and Acadians. Some of her characters appear in more than one story, giving some connection and logic to the string of stories that comprise "Bayou Folk." The dialect is spot on and the overall sentiment that the South is just not the same after the Civil War prevails. I cannot comment on "A Night in Acadie," because I did not read these selections.
Kate Chopin was an American novelist and short-story writer best known for her startling 1899 novel, The Awakening. Born in St. Louis, she moved to New Orleans after marrying Oscar Chopin in 1870. Less than a decade later Oscar's cotton business fell on hard times and they moved to his family's plantation in the Natchitoches Parish of northwestern Louisiana. Oscar died in 1882 and Kate was suddenl...moreMore about Kate Chopin...