This is a gentle, thoughtful tale, told simply and well, but not one to choose if you're looking for pulse-pounding action! It's similar in some ways to another book recommended recently, Philosophy Made Simple.
'Brewer offers a gloriously imagined vision of one resourceful
life. It will not escape those who fall in love with this beautiful novel
that Stuart's cement beehive stands today in its original location, which
is now a parking lot. A powerful prayer to a less complicated way of being
in the world, this book is highly recommended.' -- Beth E.
Andersen, Library Journal (starred review)
'Without literary pretense and in good back porch storytelling fashion, Sonny Brewer stands his characters up and turns them around so you know them front and back.' -- Winston Groom, author of Forrest Gump
This review was originally published in March 2005, and has been updated for the March 2006 paperback release. Click here to go to this issue.
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