Official Review: Tales from Piney Grove by Bobby Morrison

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Re: Official Review: Tales from Piney Grove by Bobby Morrison

Post by Sparsh Dak » 04 Jul 2018, 21:45

This book is very interesting and I would definitely like to read the full book!
It was great and the sample seemed like a lot of fun!!!!!
It greatly interested me and now I really want to know more about their life, and also more encounters like the $1000 donation and the rich men's reactions , etc
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Post by todwyer01 » 04 Jul 2018, 21:51

From a sampling, this story reminds me of the real world stories of those in the deep-South during the mid-20th Century and the challenges that these people faced and how they survived when faced with difficult challenges. Well done.

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Post by Karencantley1 » 04 Jul 2018, 22:00

An interesting and easy read on days gone by - the highs and lows of living poor in the south. Reminds me somewhat of how much things have changed since the 1960’s. Having said that, I’m sure that in reality similar issues still exist today in many parts of the world.

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Post by CheyenneR » 04 Jul 2018, 22:04

I agree that many people, including myself, really only think of the 60's as hippies or greasers. This book provides insight into a side of the time that I never really think about. It's pretty eye-opening.

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Post by meadhbh » 04 Jul 2018, 22:06

Something about this book reminds me of Little House on the Prairie. Sounds great!

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Post by Aubrey009 » 04 Jul 2018, 22:12

I've only read the sample so far but it draws you in and you just want to continue reading. Seems like an accurate portrayal of a small Southern community. Unfortunately there are always people who think they're better than others. They seem to thrive on making other people miserable. Look forward to finishing this story.

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Post by ashpres12 » 04 Jul 2018, 22:17

Thank you for your review. Historical fiction can be a fascinating read when written well and it sounds like this one is. Stories that share lessons to be learned are also interesting reads. Added to my reading list!! :techie-studyingbrown:

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Post by Ashara100 » 04 Jul 2018, 22:19

This selection would be a perfect choice for a book club or even for a classroom assignment. Kids love to read about the adventures of other kids and Tales from Piney Grove is no exception. This book should be at the top of your summer reading list.

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Post by Julehart1 » 04 Jul 2018, 22:21

This book seems interesting. I like that it portrays the 60s. I'm interested in that time period. I also like how it shows people who don't have a lot of money working hard for what they have. It's great that the book was edited well. Thanks for your review.

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Post by Roggyrus » 04 Jul 2018, 22:32

This is a pleasant light read for every age group. Everyone could relate to this little-community ambiance usually obtaining in small pastoral towns. As ambition gets hold of the ladies, they would have themselves whisked off by city boys who would mostly give them a miserable life. It is a story about the rich and the poor, the landed landowners and the landless workers who would grasp on anything to stay on living. It is life in its reality. Thanks for your interesting review.
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Post by Shrabastee » 04 Jul 2018, 22:36

The insider's account of American country life provided by the author is truly engaging to read. I would like to read on to know what happens in this simple life story. Thanks for the review!

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Post by holsam_87 » 04 Jul 2018, 22:42

Coming from a home that is on the poverty line, I would say that I can relate to those in this book.
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Post by NL Hartje » 04 Jul 2018, 23:02

As a reader who grew up on a rural farm, I can appreciate the genuine viewpoints of the author. I love the multiple characters used to paint the overall picture.

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Post by Kat Berg » 04 Jul 2018, 23:05

I sometimes like historical fiction. I am, however, a little leery when books talk about poverty like there were only two options for women: marry an alcoholic or hook up with a "city-slicker." That seems very shallow, and not quite true to the world. I also wonder at the reviewer calling lack of poverty "normal." Not quite sure this book is for me.

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Post by Samy Lax » 04 Jul 2018, 23:05

This book is beautiful! It shows the reality of those times so wonderfully. It is sad that the girls in that community used to push away the farm boys to try to go after the city boys, even when the latter were not truly interested in them. The book shows that when you are in a community, even having lesser money doesn't faze you much. Lovely writing!
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