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July 11, 2018

Mourning Dove by Claire Fullerton ~ A Review

by Susan Roberts

The Deep South in the 70s with its unwritten rules and slow-moving life is beautifully written about in MOURNING DOVE. The story is told in that languid, slow and relaxed pace that life in the upper echelons of Memphis society occupied during this time.
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Mourning DOve
June 2018; Firefly Southern Fiction
978-194601652
audio, ebook, print (234 pages)
southern fiction
When Posey realized that her marriage to her northern husband was over, she took her two children (Finley and Millie) from their home in Minnesota and moved them to her childhood home in Memphis where she immediately re-claimed her place as part of the upper society. For Finley and Millie, it was an alien place but they soon learned the rules and how to survive. With their mother busy at cocktail parties and evenings at the country club while she looked for a new husband, Finley and Millie were often left on their own. Millie knew that her older brother was her protector and that she could survive anything with him at her side. At 36 years old, Millie is looking back at those early times and she is still struggling to understand how the relationship between she and her brother evolved into the darkness that it became.

This book is not only a coming of age story for Millie but it's so much more. It's a look at the hierarchy of the South in the 70s and it's a look at two outsiders trying to learn the rules of the game so that they have a chance of surviving.

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Susan Roberts lives in North Carolina when she isn't traveling. She and her husband enjoy traveling, gardening and spending time with their family and friends. She reads almost anything (and the piles of books in her house prove that) but her favorite genres are Southern fiction, women's fiction, and thrillers. Susan is a top 1% Goodreads Reviewer. You can connect with Susan on FacebookGoodreads,  or Twitter.


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