[ Read Online Sweetgrass ↠´ shojo PDF ] by Mary Alice Monroe æ I was asked to read something recent by Mary Alice Monroe to review for the Friends of the Library newsletter at my library I probably wouldn t have picked this book up otherwise It really wasn t that bad.
The story centers Sweetgrass, a former plantation on the South Caroline coast that has been in the Blakely family since the 1700 s Preston Blakely, the current patriarch has been scrabbling all his life to keep Sweetgrass together He has lots of obstacles in his way taxes that keep creeping higher, family that sell off their portions his daugther, Nan, for instance , and a scheming sister who wants to sell the whole shebang to developers So when Preston has a severe stroke, the fate of Sweetgrass and ultimate I read this book because a co worker gave it to me because she knows I m a reader I didn t care for it only because I m a literature snob, and this book didn t do anything original The characters weren t original, the story wasn t original, and the writing was full of cliches There was no real growth or character development Still, I read the whole thing to see what would happen next, so it wasn t a bad book It s like the difference between watching Two and Half Men and Breaking Bad It s not that Two and a Half Men is horrible, only that Breaking Bad is sooooo much better.
This wasof a 4.
5 I loved this book Sweetgrass is an historical tract of land that the Blakely family has called home for the past eight generations But Sweetgrass so named for the indigenous grass that grows in the area is in trouble Bulldozers are leveling the surrounding properties, and the Blakelys may be forced to sell the only thing that continues to hold their disintegrating family together For some of Blakelys, the prospect of selling Sweetgrass is bittersweet for others, it is completely unimaginable But as the family finds the strength to stay and fight for their home, they slowly begin to realize that their bond as a family is truly all they need to stay together.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book The story captured my attention from the very first page, drew me in and held me until the very end I give this book a definite A and have already placed several of Ms Monroe s other boo Slow to get into, but once I did it was a great book
For me, the best part of this book was the sweet grass baskets I m afraid that I could not stand that the main character was named Mama June I just could not get the image of Honey Boo Boo s Mama June out of my head, and it spoiled the book for me.
A down to earth story with strong character development and interesting southern traditions A really enjoyable read You can feel the love the author has for the area in which this story is set, but the characters are cardboard cut outs and the writing is wooden and stiff.
Sweetgrass Is A Historical Tract Of Land In South Carolina That Has Been Home To The Blakely Family For Eight Generations But Sweetgrass Named For The Indigenous Grass That Grows In The Area Is In Trouble Bulldozers Are Leveling Surrounding Properties And The Blakelys Could Be Forced To Sell The One Thing That Continues To Hold Their Disintegrating Family Together For Some Of The Blakelys, The Prospect Of Selling Sweetgrass Is Bittersweet For Others, It Is Completely Unimaginable But As They Find The Strength To Stay And Fight, They Realize That Their Bond As A Family Is All They Need To Stay Together