Thursday, January 17, 2008

Book review: Home to Holly Springs

TitleHome to Holly Springs (Father Tim, Book 1)
AuthorJan Karon
Tagsfiction, christian, father tim, series
Your reviewI always underestimate Jan Karon, and expect too little of her as a storyteller, and she always surprises me with her quality. Take this story... it is the story of Father Tim's childhood in Holly Springs, Mississippi, which was a time of severe racial oppression in that place. I had misgivings that she would downplay the oppression, and indeed the ugliness of it isn't as deeply felt as in some works. Yet Karon explores the complexity of racial relations through complex and well-portrayed family relationships. Recommended.
PublicationViking Adult (2007), Hardcover, 368 pages
Publication date2007
ISBN0670018252 / 9780670018253

1 comment:

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