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An amazing book

5 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-04-26

For a book that doesn’t really have much of a plot other then following the generations of the Caskey family over the course of almost a century, the story is truly captivating. If you enjoy historical fiction with a bit of horror thrown in here and there, this is the book for you. As someone who lives way up north, I found the commentary on every day life in southern Alabama in the 1920s onward to be very pleasing. Micheal McDowell also is an amazing character writer- they all are different, nuanced and multi-dimensional and we see how their experiences and choices shape them over the course of their lives. There is quite a bit of unexpected wisdom that made me contemplate my own life and what I have been through, and why I am they way I am. Very good book, I wish I had them in print as well to go back and reference some great quotes. Highly recommend!