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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  - Romonko - LibraryThing

I heard so many good things about thie book that I couldn't wait to read it. I have to admit that I struggled mightily trying to get through it. I'm so sorry to those of you who absolutely loved it ... Read full review

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User Review  - jack2410 - LibraryThing

We are drawn into the lives of certain individuals and in to life in general and the condition of folks in a southern mill town of the 1940’s We witness deep and strong love, Oppression and prejudice ... Read full review

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User Review  - browner56 - LibraryThing

Set in a small Georgia town near the end of the Great Depression, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter tells the story of five desolate people who are desperately searching for an escape from the myriad ways ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rascalstar - LibraryThing

This is a quietly profound book. It was published in 1940 by a 23-year-old author, who then went on to write more books. I've only read this one but will search out others now. The setting is a town ... Read full review

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User Review  - MaureenCean - LibraryThing

This is definitely a very good book and I am sure the discussion at our book club this week will be stimulating. The high rating is well deserved, I just can't go any higher because it is not a happy ... Read full review

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User Review  - BookConcierge - LibraryThing

This is a poignant tale of abject loneliness. John Singer is a deaf mute living in a moderate-sized town in the South. He is "befriended" by four other citizens - Jake Blount (a drunkard and carny ... Read full review

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great book; very intriguing. An interesting, in depth view into relationships and the human mind.

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