Tonight, I reviewed my first book on GoodReads. The work by Rose is purely Southern Fiction. It’s a small town story, which if you know anything about small towns, then you’ll expect serpentine back stories, secrets that are plain knowledge but held in silence, and interior lives that are vastly different from the public personae of the people involved. Rose’s work focuses on the town of Dogwood in southern Georgia during a time of social and cultural transition. Here, in the Deep South, things are slow to change–maddeningly so, in most cases–and the narrative evokes both the deeply laid cultural reasons for this, as well as the hunger for progress in social views and habits that is often embodied by a segment of every population.
The story moves lickety-split from the first page. The characters are vibrant and reminiscent of people I know, and the plot kept me interested. …
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