Monday, July 7, 2014

Out of Peel Tree by: Laura Long

Title: Out of Peel Tree (Kindle Edition) Author: Laura Long Publisher: Vandalia Press, 2014 Pages: 162

Each chapter in this book is a short story in and of itself. Each of the characters in the book are relatives from West Virginia (for the most part) living elsewhere in the US. Other than a common ancestor, there is very little else they have in common. Once one gets past the fact that this isn't actually a story, but a collection of stories that loosely intertwine (if at all) ,it becomes an interesting character study. The book realistically portrays a poverty-stricken family from West Virginia trying to escape their hard lives for a better life ahead. 

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