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“Didn't think I would like...but loved.”Maria Peters wrote this review Friday, August 12, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Part of the Pulitzer series. This one was good. Very good; about the settling of the swamp lands of southern Georgia by the "poor white trash" that had no other place to go. The subject matter may not sound intriguing, but Caroline Miller sure made a great story out of little or nothing, much like the swamp settlers had to build a life out of the same material.”phil m wrote this review Monday, September 21, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Winner of the Pulitzer prize for fiction (1934).
A story of life in rural Georgia from about 1840 to a few years after the Civil War. At times plodding, but with extraordinary moments of brilliant writing. Descriptions so vivid you can feel the heat, smell the blood, hear the birds or the wail of panthers. The simple story of simple people starts with the wedding day of Cean Carver and Lonzo Smith, and follows them through their lives together - 14 children, several deaths, moments of panic, and always a stead-fastness. A very good book. (Though the writing may be a bit dated for today's reader.)”