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Plantation by Dorothea Benton Frank
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Nov 17, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: library-books, literary-fiction, low-country-tales
Read from November 15 to 17, 2011

I know of three authors who write excellent novels set in the Low Country of the US Southeast - roughly, along the coast between Savannah and Charleston. It's territory I'm familiar with because my husband grew up in Savannah and one of my brothers has made his home in the Charleston area for the last 45 years or so. The three are Pat Conroy, Anne River Siddons, and Dorothea Benton Frank. I feel as if their characters are part of my own family. They have problems and flaws, they learn from them, they grow, and their relationships - both loving and hating - are as strong and deep as their love for their land and their history. All of these writers almost make me smell the swampy air and taste the pit-roasted BBQ pig. I get thoroughly lost in their tales. This one fits well into its fine company. I enjoyed it very much.

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message 1: by Joan (new)

Joan Winnek Last spring we went on a cruise of the intracoastal waterway between St. Petersburg, FL, and Charleston, SC, including Savannah, GA. Very beautiful.

message 2: by Monica (new)

Monica Hey, thanks, I've read all of Conroy and Siddons and will give DBF a try. Just finished 1Q84, quite a story!!

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