Tag Archives: South Carolina

The Invention Of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Set in Charleston in the early 19th century, Sue Monk Kidd presents a work of historical fiction about the Grimke sisters – two real life abolitionists.  They grew up in a slave-owning family and eventually settled in the North, writing … Continue reading

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The Great Santini by Pat Conroy

Semi-autobiographical, The Great Santini is Pat Conroy’s novel about growing up with a military-authoritarian father.  This book really packs a huge punch.  There’s so much here from abuse, racism and the many ways Ben Meecham and his siblings attempt to cope … Continue reading

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Brave Enemies by Robert Morgan

A couple years ago, I read Robert Morgan’s biography, Boone, and loved it.  I did not need any arm twisting to pick up his work of historical fiction entitled, Brave Enemies. The story begins in the 1780’s, where teenage Josie … Continue reading

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The Lords of Discipline by Pat Conroy

Set in 1966 at a military academy called “The Institute”, The Lords of Discipline is an extremely well-crafted look at the collegiate military life during a tumultuous period.  For starters, the craft of hazing seemed to have been perfected to … Continue reading

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Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill

“Someone bound my wrists behind my back and slipped a leather noose around my neck, which he tightened just to the point of cutting off my breath so I couldn’t scream and could barely breathe.  Gagging, I waved wildly at … Continue reading

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