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Stormy Weather: A Novel Kindle Edition
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About the Author
Paulette Jiles was born and raised in the Missouri Ozarks. A critically acclaimed poet, she is a past winner of the Canadian Governor General Award, Canada’s highest literary honour. She lives with her husband in San Antonio, Texas. She has written several novels of which ‘Enemy Women’ is the most recent.--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B000QUCOBC
- Publisher : HarperCollins e-books; Reprint edition (13 October 2009)
- Language : English
- File size : 691 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 354 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,199,818 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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I do think that Jiles has a way of taking you places you don't expect. For example, the female lead meets a man when she is very, very young and she runs into him periodically over the years. His story, making his way in the oil fields, marrying, having a child, and trying to get a ranch going is a ribbon that runs through her own story. She's got a daddy who loves her and her mom, but he's a rounder and they seldom live well. If not for her mother's resolve to make do no matter what, I'm sure that the girls would have ended up whores or worse. Somehow they manage to live into adulthood and by chance end up going back to the abandoned family farm. Three women trying to pull together what dust storms and the Depression tore apart, their strength is inspiring. I found myself appreciating that there was no sentimental romance or miracle save, just the willingness of these women to get up every morning and face the day. After all, that's pretty much the only thing anyone can do.
This book read very slowly and was very boring. It could also be depressing if you let it get to you. I think I’ll wait a while before I read another book by Ms. Jiles.