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User Review  - IonaS - LibraryThing

I loved the author’s ”Ballad of a sad café” and I liked “The Member of the Wedding” but I found this, her first novel rather difficult to get into and fully appreciate. The young girl, Mick, is ... Read full review

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User Review  - nicolewbrown - LibraryThing

This book is set in the Deep South in the 1930s and begins with the story of two deaf mutes, Spiro Antonapoulos and John Singer who live together in companionable friendship. Antonapoulos works at his ... Read full review

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User Review  - lauriebrown54 - LibraryThing

This is a book I picked up because it is considered a classic of modern literature, and I felt I should be acquainted with such. I ended up not being able to put it down. There is not a lot of plot ... Read full review

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User Review  - REINADECOPIAYPEGA - LibraryThing

I saw the film first and it was enjoyable, sort of reminded me of being a school kid in the 70s and there was always a 4 o'clock movie on, and the film version of this novel was very much like that ... Read full review

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User Review  - MaowangVater - LibraryThing

To his friends, John Singer is the perfect confidant, the one person who really understands them; he’s the best listener they’ve ever known. He’s also deaf, and by his own choice, mute. A skilled lip ... Read full review

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User Review  - m.belljackson - LibraryThing

With a promising opening: "In the town there were two mutes and they were always together," the book evolves into an unremitting sense of dread for each character. Mick Kelly falls off roof - or worse ... Read full review

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User Review  - rmckeown - LibraryThing

I dimly remember reading Carson McCullers The Heart is a Lonely Hunter around the time we were reading To Kill a Mockingbird. At the least, my current reading of McCullers reminds me of Harper Lee’s ... Read full review

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User Review  - LindaWeeks - LibraryThing

Fascinating portrait of an era; her writing evokes the atmosphere so vividly you can almost feel the sultry southern air. Read full review

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