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The Dry Grass of August by Anna Jean Mayhew
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Aug 18, 11

bookshelves: read-in-2011, southern-fic, midcentury

3.5 stars. Somehow, this just didn't ring completely true for me, but at the same time, the characters were interesting and complex, and the sustained sense of tension and foreboding kept me plowing through the pages. I didn't love it, but it's an enjoyable "white girl coming of age in segregated South" story. I'm sure it will get passed to people looking for something similar to The Help, but this rather somber book is utterly different in tone and outlook.

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