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Heaven is a Beautiful Place: A Memoir of the South Carolina Coast
Peterkin recounts stories of her family circle -- white and black -- and her lowcountry home. She shares her insiders' knowledge of the Lowcountry plantations, gardens, and beaches.
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published April 1st 2000 by University of South Carolina Press
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For anyone who has been to Murrell's Inlet, there's a lot to like about this book. The author captures completely the uniqueness and beauty of the area and the people.I would have preferred a little less personal memoir and a little more Low Country memoir, hence the 4 stars instead of 5, but this is an easy read and a charming one.
The reviews of this book are largely about life in the coastal area of South Carolina; and even one review complains that they "would have preferred a little less personal memoir." But, the motivation by the author to write this was deeply personal: i.e. the accidental death of her 20 year old son "Jimmy Peterkin. I knew "Jimmy," he was my best friend when I was sixteen. Though most who are attracted to read this book are interested in social life of those times, the real story is about the deat ...more