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On Agate Hill by Lee Smith
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Sep 23, 11

really liked it
Read in September, 2011

A great novel! Reminded me of "These is my Words." Written in a combination of diary entries, letters, and even a deposition in a murder trial. Engaging style and great characters.

The story of Molly Petree, an orphan of the Confederacy. When the story starts, she is a ward of her Uncle, living on his Carolina plantation. She calls herself "a spitfire and a burden." Interesting view of Reconstruction South, as she grows from a 13 year old girl to an old woman.

Highly recommend it! (thanks to Emily who gave it to me!)

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