Jody Sauer Sauer from East Folly Mountain, NS , Canada
ONLY read this if you are into literary theory and are interested in the craft of reading, re-reading, re-reading some more, and then still wondering what in the hell the author was trying to say.
Another interesting and unpredictable story in this series.
The nomen captivated me. What would she have to say? A lot. It's the story of her wedding ceremony to a Confederate soldier who never got over losing his best friend. But it's also the story of her mother; her housekeeper, who used to be the novelist's partner's servant; her partner; and substitutes. In fact, I thought about including it on my short story bookshelf. Some of the fairy tales were very good, substitutes seemed to drag on forever. I didn't think the servant's story was ever going to end. It's hit or miss, but you could really probably just dip into a area at a look-in rather than trying to read the whole thing as a novella.
Quite liked it. Though not as much as Star Also Rises. (Although his behavior wings out here for some really evocative passages.) Don't read it if misogynism gets to you. Three and a half.
Mammoth bit of American Revolutionary tale focusing on that famous year. I would recommend any tale prefer charges by McCullough.