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Bluegrass Symphony by Lisa L. Hannett
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it was amazing

This book tickled me in so many ways. It's imaginative, well-written, fearless. Yes, fearless - this is a book which doesn't give a hillbilly rat's tail dipped in bourbon whether you like it or not. It's too cool for that! Don't appreciate the dialects? Go pick a daisy. Don't like the lush imagery? Go back to your middle grade reader. The rest of you, take the plunge and let these stories enchant you. You'll love this collection based in an old-South-that-never-was.

Seriously, it's tough doing what Lisa Hannett does here. It's tough to create unique voices in fiction, to play with the richness of language, to use dialect and indirect speech and still not lose your reader. And Hannett makes it all look effortless. This is her first full collection and I'll be watching her to see what she does next. I expect great things.
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Reading Progress

October 10, 2011 – Started Reading
October 10, 2011 – Shelved
November 19, 2011 – Finished Reading

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Kim Falconer You have me curious with that review!

Mary Victoria Kim wrote: "You have me curious with that review!"

The book rocks, Kim! Well worth your time! :)

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