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Crossing Bully Creek [PDF / Epub] ☄ Crossing Bully Creek Author Margaret Erhart – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk In Crossing Bully Creek, acclaimed author Margaret Erhart employs an eclectic array of well drawn characters to chronicle the sometimes torrential swiftness, sometimes trickling slowness of change thr In Crossing Bully Creek, acclaimed author Margaret Erhart employs an eclectic array of well drawn characters to chronicle the sometimes torrential swiftness, sometimes trickling slowness of change through generations At the story s heart is Henry Detroit, owner of Longbrow Plantation now on his deathbed as the s come to a close Around him swirl servants, retainers, workers, and family, all Crossing Bully MOBI :Ê gathered to preside over his death, and the death of life, as they know it in the South The book moves back and forth from the s to the s, revealing each character s story through fragments of memory, conversation, or action, each episode evoking a vision of mists parting on a South that resists nearly all outside influences and efforts to change From Henry s wife, Rowena, to the servant Rutha, from his saucy granddaughter to the man running the plantation for his son, characters black, white, and in between move toward and through a time when old traditions linger, yet begin to give way subtly transformed through the small, determined acts of a few individuals.


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10 thoughts on “Crossing Bully Creek

  1. Suzanne Suzanne says:

    On the sickbed there was no difference between man and woman, white and colored, rich and poor The rich man set in his Yankee ways held out his hand to death like it was a done deal between gentlemenCrossing Bully Creek is a story about a plantation owner and the people that played a part in his life and his land It begins with the owner, Henry Detroit, dying and the year is 1969 Throughout the novel, each chapter relates the point of view of the different characters, and also differentOn the sickbed there was no difference between man and woman, white and colored, rich and poor The rich man set in his Yankee ways held out his hand to death like it was a done deal between gentlemenCrossing Bully Creek is a story about a plantation owner and the people that played a part in his life and his land It begins with the owner, Henry Detroit, dying and the year is 1969 Throughout the novel, each chapter relates the point of view of the different characters, and also different time periods, from 1929 through 1969.Margaret Erhart, the novelist, is a New York City native, who spent winters in the deep south She uses her personal experiences to draw out the main character, who is also a Yankee transplanted to the southern United States We see changes in attitudes towards people of color and changes in the way they view themselves, during the course of this book Obviously, the subject matter is important and there is a story to be told Erhart received the Milkweed National Fiction Prize for Crossing Bully Creek.Why then, didn t I like this book First, the characters were hard to follow Most of the time I didn t know who was who Even by the end of the book, I could barely figure out who was black and who was white The author employed the use of poetry prose for the first half of the novel Sometimes it was lovely and appropriate Other times it seemed overdone and just the made it hard to follow the story The second half was better Erhart let up on the overuse of prose and things madesense to me Another reason I didn t care for the book, was because I didn t care for the characters The author took me to a place that I really didn t enjoy and not even people I met there could make up for it


  2. Nancy Nancy says:

    I loved the use of language in this book The author s descriptions and observations are so quiet yet powerful One of my favorite passages is when Lewis Brown, a hired hand at the plantation where the story is set, reflects on his philosophy of life He thinks that whatever you got you got because everything you are and will be is already on the inside and there isn t a whole lot of teaching that can happen if it isn t already waiting inside you to be uncovered and learned He also observes t I loved the use of language in this book The author s descriptions and observations are so quiet yet powerful One of my favorite passages is when Lewis Brown, a hired hand at the plantation where the story is set, reflects on his philosophy of life He thinks that whatever you got you got because everything you are and will be is already on the inside and there isn t a whole lot of teaching that can happen if it isn t already waiting inside you to be uncovered and learned He also observes that his wife Rutha believes differently I m planning to put another Milkweed National Fiction Prize winner on my to read list


  3. Dale Dale says:

    interesting series of short interwoven stories from the time period of 1929 1969 involving fourteen 14 characters, both white and black, living on a southern plantation Somewhat confusing to keep track of who was who as each character had a chapter I kept referring back to the List of Characters , which was a god send Only near the end did one me understand the whole basis of the novel Interesting but not great Was on my Want to Read list for ages 2005 hardback obtained via Madis interesting series of short interwoven stories from the time period of 1929 1969 involving fourteen 14 characters, both white and black, living on a southern plantation Somewhat confusing to keep track of who was who as each character had a chapter I kept referring back to the List of Characters , which was a god send Only near the end did one me understand the whole basis of the novel Interesting but not great Was on my Want to Read list for ages 2005 hardback obtained via Madison County Public Library, Berea Inter Library Loan from UK Library 308 pgs read Feb Mar 2014 19


  4. Julie M Julie M says:

    Really like this book about a northern white family in south Georgia in the late 1960s, the patriarch is dying in 1969 Story told in chapters from the 1920 s, 1940 s and 1969 71 current voice A plantation farm Much of the story stories, really are told by members of the black families who still live and work for them Civil rights era, and resistance to change in South It s a Milkweed Edition national fiction prize winner 05 Great for book group discussion.


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