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The House Behind the Cedars by Charles W. Chesnutt
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Jul 16, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: littry-fiction, my-summer-of-classix
Read in July, 2009

power through...
im not sure how i feel including this in my "summer of missed classics" jag, because of all of my goodreads.com friends, no one has read it. so its not really in the same league as pride and prejudice or notes from underground, where it was just me who had skipped 'em. but its still something ive always meant to read, but never got around to. that said - it should have been read by all of my goodreads.com friends, real or faking it. it is an amazing piece of writing that gives me everything that i like out of a novel: family secrets, missed opportunities, misunderstandings and tragically bad timing. so its like my beloved hardy, but in the american south and a little darker, racially. its your summer, too - read it.
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message 2: by Jasmine (new)

Jasmine i always assumed it was a quiet classic.

Chris Loved the review enough to order this one from the library. Thanks for the review! :) Another one to be added to my TBR pile! LOL

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