Book: A Season of Innocence by Barbara Buxton
|4.3 stars based on the 3 most helpful Amazon reviews|
Barbara Buxtonabout this book: I think you will enjoy, A Season of Innocence, the story of a young girl of the 40s growing up in Alabama. She is confused and deeply touched by the way black people are treated, and it is no wonder to anyone who knows her that she grows up to become a lawyer determined to bring the local KKK to justice.
The story is about a shameful time in the history of the South, but it is, also, reminiscent of a time before television, shopping malls, and the internet; a time when people sat on front porches in the evenings to cool down before going to bed, and everyday life was slower and simpler in this small town where everybody knew everyone else. Gossip about their neighbor's "goings on" and church activities were the main source of entertainment for this sleepy little town. From time to time, while reading the book, you may feel a summer breeze blow gently across your face, and you may imagine that you smell the scent of lilac in the air. You'll probably remember what it was like to be lulled to sleep on a steamy summer night with the hum of an old oscillating fan. Yes, A Season of Innocence is that kind of story, but it is, also, a tale of segregation, and white supremacy, and lynching's of innocent black men and If women who were not much more than children. The characters come alive revealing the best and the worst in people. The story of love, and family, and lasting friendships are at the root of this saga. If you like courtroom drama, mystery, and stories of the South, you will be glad you bought this book. And, last but not least, you will not be disappointed to find a beautiful romance woven within the storyline.
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