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Georgia Bottoms by Mark Childress
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Apr 14, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: books-read-in-2011, fiction

The cover of this book states the author, Mark Childress, is the next Flannery O'Connor. I wish that was true. Unfortunately, the author has a ways to go to reach that level of writing. While not a bad book, there's just nothing new here. Georgia, a thirty-something woman, is struggling to keep her life together as it falls apart around her. The things she encounters are nothing new to literature: an out-of-wedlock baby, an aging mother, small town gossips. While the book takes a humorous approach, it shows that in facing her mistakes Georgia manages to make a better life for herself. It's the story of a woman embracing her faults and finding a better life for herself in the process. I've read several books like this and found this one weak by comparison. While I'd like to give the author another chance, I have so many books on my reading list that it will be a long time before I take a chance on another book by this author.

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