Review–Heir to the Everlasting


Book Description


The Pulitzer-nominated author of EARL IN THE YELLOW SHIRT turns her acclaimed talents to an epic story of three generations of Southern women at Big Eddy, the home place they love. HEIR TO THE EVERLASTING begins at the turn of the last century with the beautiful, determined Pinkie Alexander, strong-willed matron of the Alexander clan. Come Hell or the high water of the south Georgia river which gave Big Eddy its name, Pinkie will ensure the survival of her family on their beloved land--a place where the family cemetery guards the spirit of the past, and where secrets, as well as the dearly departed, are buried.

Follow the lives, loves, mysteries, deadly feuds and steely courage of the Alexander women through a full century of joys and sorrows. HEIR TO THE EVERLASTING showcases the culture, language and daily travails of their time and place with vivid storytelling skills and Janice Daugharty's love for "the working words."

"Janice Daugharty is a born storyteller." ~Joyce Carol Oates

"Janice Daugharty is a natural-born writer, one of those Georgia women like O'Connor, McCullers, or Siddons who are best grown in small towns, a long way from city lights. There is a lot of red clay and long nights in every line she puts on paper." ~Pat Conroy

Janice Daugharty's 1997 novel, EARL IN THE YELLOW SHIRT, (HarperCollins) was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. She is the author of seven acclaimed novels and two short story collections. She serves as writer-in-residence at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, in Tifton, Georgia.

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Book Review


This richly detailed book covered several generations of strong women in the Alexander family.  The story is set on a plantation “Big Eddy” in Southern Georgia.  The plantation seems as much alive as the people.

There were times when the reading seemed to drag on a little bit, but then it would pick back up again.  It reminded me of a course of a river.  Where in some spots it seemed to trickle slowly then at other times it was gushing.

This was definitely an interesting book.  It did take me quite a while to get through it though.  And in all honesty, those slow spots were a major deterrent for me.  I don’t mind slower books.  This one just seemed to move a little to slow for me in spots.

In conjunction with the Wakela's World Disclosure Statement, I received a product in order to enable my review. No other compensation has been received. My statements are an honest account of my experience with the brand. The opinions stated here are mine alone.


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