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Plantation by Dorothea Benton Frank
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Apr 26, 12

it was amazing
bookshelves: faves, fiction, guilty-pleasures, women
Read from April 26 to May 05, 2012

I love the molasses-y southerness of this book - the music of the speech, the visceral presence of the setting, the irreverent reverence of “Mother,” the slow waltz of character interplay.
And it was the perfect book for this moment in my life.
warning: sort of spoiler alert for next paragraph...
Having just been blind-sided by the sudden death of my mother, I, like Caroline in the novel, find myself stopped short by brief glimpses of her presence. I’ll see it out of the corner of my eye. There I am, dressed in mom’s clothes, standing with her familiar stoop, excitedly chattering in that way I always found so annoying and endearing. Eerie, yet wonderful.
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