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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Brief Reviews: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter; The Peach Keeper

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers, AF, 2004, audio CDs, 13.5hrs, rating=4

A very impressive novel for a 23 year old (late teens when she actually started to write this).  A lot of insights, depth, courage, and sadness.  A crash course in racial and political tension in the South at probably its bleakest.  A roaring voice for the figuratively muted human soul. 

It sucks to grow up into adulthood and think that the ideals seem within reach but then you find out that you need to pass them on to the next generation and hope they finally get it right.

The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen, AF, 2011, 273p, rating=3

Another Southern setting, but not nearly as heavy as The Heart is a Lonely Hunter!  This one was a quick brainless read that was a good time filler.  It had variety of characters in search for self-actualization.  An interesting mystery of family secrets coming to light.  An overall good book for leisure.

Go HERE for Goodread's synopsis of this book.


  1. The book - The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter is 'on deck" for me to read soon. so glad you liked it.

  2. Hi Jinky, Sorry it has taken me a while to get back to you, life got in the way of my blogging ... again.

    Two such very different books. I really like the look and sound of The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter, thanks for mentioning it.

  3. @BQ --I like that phrase, "on deck" ..I think I'll have to steal (strike that) borrow it. :)

    @Trudy --life seem to do that to me too!! You're welcome. I'll be looking forward to your review of it. :)

  4. These both look like good reads.

  5. *Oops! That's Tracy not Trudy. My apologies Tracy.

    *In the right reader's hands, they are, Ann. :)


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