Ü Read µ Last Light over Carolina by Mary Alice Monroe ✓ Very good book I wanted to finish it in one day to see what was going to happen.
I really, really loved this book Maybe it was because I read it shortly after finishing The Angel s Game , which I found to be difficult and tedious, but this quick and easy read appealed to me I felt a close kinship with the 50 something main characters, and truly appreciated the perspective on what it takes to keep a marriage of over 30 years going strong More than anything, I appreciated the thought that marriages can take some pretty hard knocks and still survive Add to all of this a fascinating look into the modern day shrimping business, and you have a great book Highly recommend it for married folks, and for people interested in the heart of true low country living in South Carolina.
Jackie says This new novel by the author of Time Is A River takes us to the coast of South Carolina and into the world of the shrimping industry, hit hard by the current economy and imports of foreign shrimp to American markets It s the story of Bud and Carolina, whose decades of marriage is on shaky ground It s also the story of a down on its luck town who, when emergency strikes, pulls together and takes care of its own while forgetting all the rivalries and resentments and worries that generally plague them The story moves back and forth between the present and scenes from Bud and Carolina s past, giving depth and background to the characters to this well told story Unchain Yourself Please look for this great book at your local independent book store There is a stor I really liked this book about the Morrison family and their tiny town, McClellan, South Carolina Progress is coming to the town, things are changing Not many years ago, their were many shrimp boats tied up to the dock, but now only the diehard, traditional families still shrimp.
The Morrisons, Bud and Carolina, their daughter, Lizzie and her son live together and struggle to make a living Bud has his shrimp boat, their daughter works at a local diner and Carolina runs the house Bud works hard to keep the family s heads above water but it seems the shrimp are not nearly as plentiful as in the past.
One day, when Bud s helper, Pee Dee is a no show, he takes the boat out by himself As he starts the winch up, his hand slips in and he is caught and can Well done, solid storytelling The reader can feel the weight of history in each of the character s actions I doubt the shrimping industry is as glamorous as Bud makes it out to be, but it is an honorable profession of hard working people, dedicated to feeding us pleasurable meals It is nice to see a glimpse into the life and better appreciate the sacrifice made for us consumers.
Fast, easy read Interesting was the focus of lives of the two main people, perspectives were from each of them, reviewing current as well as past events in thier lives.
The book moved from current to past and was an interesting perspective of long married people and how lives come together, drift apart and sometimes, what it takes to put it back together.
Low country, as usual is interesting and evokes sights, sounds and smells of the area A good summer read 3 1 2 stars Good book about an older couple in their fifties, with flashbacks remembering key points, both good and bad, in their married lives They have overcome difficulties before Now, with his life possibly on the line, will they be able to do so again This is a nail biter The shrimpers in the Carolina lowlands are having a hard time economically With cheap import shrimp and rising costs of diesel to run the boats, it has become harder and harder to turn a profit When Bud gets his hand caught in the winch on his boat, alone and in an isolated spot the shrimping community comes together to find him and save him.