Monday, May 23, 2016

Off the Bookshelf: THE SHARECROPPERS, by Denisa Nickell Hanania

Historic fiction based on family stories and history. When it's well done -- and this book is -- even the simplest details of ordinary family life can be fascinating and compelling.

The author takes us into true stories of her family and the hard, sometimes unfair lives of Arkansas sharecroppers. Through two wars, through social turmoil, through the life and eyes of a woman who lived to be 91.

Just lovely. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, even though it was a little outside what I normally choose to read. As you can tell by looking at other books reviewed here! But well worth taking the time to sit down and start reading. I was hooked from the first couple of chapters, and actually resented work and life's obligations getting in the way of getting back to it.

For a taste of ordinary life from more than a century ago, when life was simpler and harder, and people weren't afraid of good hard work and honest living.

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