- File Size: 4090 KB
- Print Length: 320 pages
- Publisher: Open Road Media (April 10, 2012)
- Publication Date: April 10, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007GSU1LC
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,062 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This is a book about the power of family and the power of home, as well as the power of racism and the power of prejudice. It is also the story of a sweet Southern woman who becomes a powerful steel magnolia to protect her kin and hearth.
While the book has a commanding and formidable message about the ugliness and hypocrisy of racism that no doubt led to its winning the Pulitzer Prize, it is also a very good read. The second half of the book is absolutely riveting, filled with page-turning action.
This book was radical for its time, published at the apex of the civil rights movement. Shirley Ann Grau may have been lauded by book critics, but she was personally targeted and terrorized by those who disagreed with her sentiments. In addition to a cross being burned in her front yard, she was publicly attacked by the Ku Klux Klan.
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written, it can be tedious at times with all the description of flowers and trees. It does a good job of
describing the race issues of those times. Unfortunately, I felt that the first and second part of the book
seemed disjointed. The first part has nearly no character development, while skipping years, you get
no sense of the characters. the second half seems to keep the time line better, while also developing
the narrator, Abigail. A good book, but not a great book, but still a satisfying read.