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Ruth's Journey: A Novel of Mammy from Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind Paperback – August 4, 2015
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About the Author
- Publisher : Atria Books; Reprint edition (August 4, 2015)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 400 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1451643543
- ISBN-13 : 978-1451643541
- Item Weight : 11.2 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.31 x 1 x 8.25 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #75,822 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The first half drags, but does pick up in the second half. However it stays depressing.
I admire the author, as it is well written and historically accurate. It was a depressing and shameful time in history, and the author showcases this in Ruth's story.
Kept hoping Ruth would find a smidgen of happiness. After her husband was murdered and her only child was sold then died, Ruth never loved or was loved again.
Although Ruth's story ends long before she dies, the reader knows her life never gets any better.
If the intent of the author was to make the descendents of this era of US history feel shame or anger, it falls short. It is just too depressing. It rams the horrible to the point, that it is overload.
I am sorry I read this book, something I rarely feel.
I do applaud the author for putting this story together. Obviously he is a gifted writer. Way above average. But in my opinion this book is not a good look.
It was a good story for what it was, but it did not have the feeling of Mitchell's GWTW. It tried to blend the stories, but just missed the mark.
If you're a GWTW fan, this book is not going to please you.