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On the Occasion of My Last Afternoon
Jun 20, 2011
This is the first Kaye Gibbons novel I have read. I found the narration of human complexity with a Father that embodied all that was wrong with the South and a husband who eschewed all that was right with the North to whet my appetite to check other novels that she has written - don't authors do their best story in a first novel rather than this, her sixth? Gibbons tells the heroine, Emma Garnet's, well heeled saga as an aged and mellow woman. Her childhood, marriage, and the Civil War plus her love for blacks and whites from the Flats are told with joy and pain. A good read.
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June 19, 2011 – Finished Reading
June 20, 2011 – Shelved