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A Song of Home by Susie Finkbeiner
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This book was a wonderful surprise. Pearl's story is a pitch-perfect recreation of life for everyday Americans during the Great Depression. Susie Finkbeiner's prose sings, and Pearl's voice is irresistibly compelling. Finkbeiner does a wonderful job with Pearl's youthful point of view, putting me in mind of such classic coming of age fiction as To Kill a Mockingbird and A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. In the vein of those timeless classics, Finkbeiner evokes the hope and heartache of youth while addressing heavy issues such as racism and infidelity, all filtered through a child's singular point of view. Woven seamlessly throughout the bleak reality of the Great Depression is a redemptive thread of hope, a powerful reminder of the twin evergreen promises of mercy and forgiveness. Highly recommended.
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June 23, 2018 – Started Reading
June 23, 2018 – Shelved
June 23, 2018 –
page 80
June 24, 2018 – Shelved as: books-read-in-2018
June 24, 2018 – Finished Reading

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