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The first component play, SAND MOUNTAIN MATCHMAKING, deals with an attractive young widow, Rebecca, who is wooed by a succession of thoroughly objectionable suitors: the first a conceited stud who is sure that she is physically attracted to him; the second a coarse old farmer who is looking for a compliant slave and who has already buried two wives; and the third a ...more
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Sand Mountain uses its setting as a common thread in which to spin separate yarns. When initially reading Linney I was distracted by his very vivid mountain voice and dialects. When reading Sand Mountain I found that a few pages in I was connecting with these characters on a different level than simple way of speech. These simple interactions have a sweet and moving meaning.