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If anyone has read, would love to chat about it with you.

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I haven't yet, but I'm waiting for my turn at the library. Will let you know as soon as my turn comes up!

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I think you'll really like it.

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Sorry, I haven't been around much. Glad you liked it! What did you think of the ending? That was where I was disappointed. I kinda felt like she rushed to finish the book but maybe I was just wanting too much more?

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it felt finished to me, so I guess I liked it. lol. I'd have liked to know a bit more about what happened next, but there was enough that I felt closure.

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Finally got my turn at the library to read this one. I really enjoyed it! I can see the point about it ending kind of abruptly, although I think that enough was said that it was still a fine ending.

I really like the quote she put in her notes at the end of the book:

"There is no trickier subject for a writer from the South than that of affection between a black person and a white one in the unequal world of segregation. For the dishonesty upon which a society is founded makes every emotion suspect, makes it impossible to know whether what flowed between two people was honest feeling or pity or pragmatism."

It made me feel that her book came from the most honest place it could, and that she did her best to really balance not saying enough with saying too much.

Also really enjoyed the historical aspect, and I thought she tied it in well. All in all a great book.

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Glad you enjoyed it!

I think it is probably the best book I've read in quite some time, and I haven't read anything since that kept my interest as well. It was one of those books that I couldn't wait to pick up, and hated having to put down.

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"CarrieJo78" wrote:

Sorry, I haven't been around much. Glad you liked it! What did you think of the ending? That was where I was disappointed. I kinda felt like she rushed to finish the book but maybe I was just wanting too much more?

I felt the same way. It was a good solid book, with the climax in the end, and then boom, it was all over. I loved it though. Very well written book! Gotta giggle about the pie though!