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The Dry Grass of August by Anna Jean Mayhew
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Jun 22, 2011

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This book, set in the 1950s, tells the story of a young girl named June growing up in the south. I think the author wanted the story to focus on June and her relationship with the family's African American housekeeper, Mary. However, that relationship gets watered down and lost with so much going on within June's family. While reading, I just didn't "feel" the strong connection between these two characters. Still, this was a good read and I moved through it quickly. I would just describe this more as a coming of age story rather than a statement on race relations in the south.

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