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The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers
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May 03, 12

Read in May, 2012

I was mesmerized by this book. I listened to it during dog walks and a drive to a family reunion. I was worried I wouldn't be able to really grasp the language and syntax (things I'm crazy about). Let alone the story. But Susan Sarandon read it to me, and I loved every dripping moment, and there were many moments I listened to again and again. I don't even know where to begin to say what I admire about this book. It's brilliant. Knocked my socks off. McCullers captures life in a small southern town through the eyes of a twelve year sassy girl. What could be better?

First off, Frankie Adams is now my hero.

What could be better than a twelve year old sassy Southern girl? McCullers somehow makes it even better by weaving in social and cultural issues including racism, sexism, isolation, independence, marriage, friendship, etc. While reading (or listening in my case), these issues/themes are tucked brilliantly inside the cloth of the story.

And so many triads.

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