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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Miss Dreamsville by Amy Hill Hearth

Miss Dreamsville and the Collier County Women's Literary Society by Amy Hill Hearth is set in the 1960s in Naples, Florida. I thought Ms. Hearth captured the time period well and by putting together a group of women from different backgrounds, she was able to cover what was going on in the south at the time. Each member of the literary society had dealt with some prejudice or another. Through the books they read, and subsequent discussions, the group find out a little more about each other.
One book, Jackie stated, "describes exactly how I feel - In the second half of the twentieth century in America, woman's world was confined to her own body and beauty, to charming of man, the bearing of babies, and the physical care and serving of husband, children, and home. Priscilla, referred to as negro, (African American) couldn't understand why white women wanted to work outside the home, which is something all her friends and relatives had to do (or take in laundry) to support the low wages their husbands and fathers received.
The book would make a great book club read with lots of discussion.

2 comments:

Mason Canyon said...

Sounds like an interesting book. The cover catches the eye and I'd pick it up to read just from that.

K9friend said...

I think I'd really like this one!

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