A Short History of a Small Place

by T.R. Pearson
Category: "Fiction - General"
Pages:381
Year of Publication:1985
Date Added:07/22/2003
Date Read:01/06/2002
Notes:A Short History loosely tells the story of Miss Pettigrew, one-time town belle and long-time recluse, who throws herself off the Neely, N.C. watertower. But along the way, the story digresses to tell the stories of dozens of eccentric citizens of the town as told by Louis Benfield, a 14-year-old boy who includes many of his dad's pithy remarks.
My Rating: 9

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Review - A Short History of a Small Place

I took a risk here. The book was billed as similar to Faulkner. It was set in a small southern town. It was full of madness and death and troubles. And it was the funniest book I've read in a long time. Find out how the angel of the Lord fell through the roof of the stable. Read about the chinless Masseys and the big-eared Masseys. Discover how not to kill pigeons. It took me a long time to read because I kept rereading long passages to my wife.
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