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On the Occasion of My Last Afternoon by Kaye Gibbons
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Nov 02, 2009

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Emma Garnet Lowell reflects on her life under her Southern father's tyrannical rule, her marriage to a Union sympathizing doctor and their sacrifices during the Civil War. I liked the pacing of the story and Emma's ruminations about her past, which she could look on with new clarity afforded to her by the passage of time. I liked seeing how Emma's character was strengthened and shaped over the course of her life. The story was eloquently told.

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11/28/2009 page 273

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