Under Magnolia

Under Magnolia

A Southern Memoir

eBook - 2014
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"A memoir of author Frances Mayes's coming of age in the Deep South, and of the region's powerful influence on her life. Mayes delves into the power of landscape, the idea of home, and the force of a chaotic and loving family"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: [New York] : Crown Publishing Group, 2014.
ISBN: 9780307885937
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 electronic text
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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diannehildebrand
Nov 03, 2017

A beautiful book, not an easy read. Maybe almost a little overwritten? I don't know if that's a valid comment, but sometimes the metaphors and allusions are pretty complex, and I only discovered the notes at the end when I was finished reading. I think I was expecting a more mellow book, as this author also wrote Under the Tuscan Sun. Here she writes a fascinating memoir of her childhood in the South, a rich and compelling picture about what it was like to grow up in Georgia, and with much of the memoir also ranging all over the other southern states. One of the most unique parts of the book was her description of going for two years to a "Woman's College" in the 60s. It's a world that hardly seems believable now.

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