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A Death in the Family by James Agee
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Jun 03, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: audiobook, classics, literary
Read in June, 2009

This is definitely a slower read. I highly enjoyed the description and the picture I have in my head of this old-town family going through tragedy. It's very quaint and plain and powerful. My favorite chapters were those told by Rufus' point of view, particularly the ones told of the older school children harassing him, heartbreaking. And the parts where little Catherine (spelling? I listened to it audio) doesn't quite comprehend what death is. The book was published after Agee's death and therefore there are a few parts that feel choppy, but overall it is very well written, a story that slowly seeps in and settles. A definite classic.
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Suzanne Thanks. It is famous and I never read it.

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