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Little Altars Everywhere by Rebecca Wells
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Jan 19, 2011

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Read in March, 2010

A Collection of fictional reminiscences on growing up in the Walder family of the small town Thornton, Louisiana. These stories come from every member of the family – wife, husband and children, (both young and grown) not to mention the servants, and they give the reader a full and rounded view of this family.

I especially enjoyed listening to this on tape as the reader’s accents bring to life the southern nature of these stories exquisitely. In fact it’s hard not to crave a sweet iced tea or maybe a mint julep while listening.

I found myself laughing out loud several times, even though the main matter of the stories can be quite grim, as when we hear about the husband being on the local draft board for the Vietnam war. But the story about the mother, Vivian Walker, trying to toe the line as a Girl Scouts leader is comic magnificence!

A most enjoyable book whether one is reading it or listening to it!

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