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A Song of Home: A Novel of the Swing Era (Pearl Spence #3)
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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