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Five Smooth Stones by Ann Fairbairn
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Aug 20, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: 2010-reads
Read from August 13 to 20, 2010

** spoiler alert ** It was an eyeopening book for me, letting me see into the world of civil rights and the huge problem that existed in our country for so many years that I typically don't think about at all.

Even though it was a huge book, I was drawn through it, sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly, but pushed onward in hopes of a happier future for the main characters.

Huge spoiler:

If I had stopped reading the book 16 pages sooner, I would have given it five stars. Instead, when it ends in a tragedy so quickly after it was finally all getting resolved, it just makes me frustrated! Maybe its because it was written when there was still so much unhappiness in the country (1966), the author might have felt that she couldn't give the book a happy ending because there was no happy ending for the United States at that point. I don't know. My biggest wish at this point is that either I, or the author had stopped just a bit earlier, and then I could have felt resolved instead of frustrated and disappointed.

Overall, interesting read, very eye opening, disappointing ending.
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