Friday, August 16, 2013
Pearl, by Tabitha King
A young woman, Pearl, is on the way to Nodds Ridge to see the house she has inherited from her Grandmother Gussie. It's a country community with the usual cast of characters, all crusty Yankees. Pearl will not sell the house - she's going to live in it - shocking everyone - in addition to the fact that she is a black woman - another surprise. The writing is so good even I slowed down to appreciate the turn of a phrase. The characters are so well developed you would think they lived next door. Romance, a family tragedy, a new business venture - all wind together and make a lovely story. Now I need to read the others.