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The Swan House by Elizabeth Musser
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Mar 27, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: fiction-on-facts
Read in March, 2011

I enjoyed this book primarily because of the story's location (Alanta), the depiction of racial complexities in the early 60's and the stories connection to the horrific plane crash that killed so many of the city's wealthy, buckhead couples who were so active in helping the growth of the arts at a time when the city was just starting to grow. If those don't get'cha, perhaps the facts that it is a story of a young girl in H.S. who must survive the loss of her mother(an artist who died in the crash); who is smitten with a handsome black teenager she meets while serving Saturday's spaghetti lunch to the people living in Cabbage Town; who is having her first real dating experience; who lives with Swan House at her back door; who is named Swan...etc., etc., and so on.-
Read it...especially if you love Atlanta...
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Sandy White I'm reading it now and enjoying it. Remember so much of this time.

Susan Poling Yes, it's always fun to read about a place we've known in some way or other. Enjoy!

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