The Cook's House: A Seeming Tale to a Southron

Rated 5.00/5 based on 5 reviews
In the 1950s rural Mississippi Delta, young Albert Sidney McClanahan stands on the cusp of manhood. Yearning for answers to life’s eternal mysteries, he turns to Lucy, his family’s colored cook, for comfort and wisdom. Despite the gulf between them, imposed by race and culture, Albert and Lucy form a bond of love and affection that can never be spoken, only remembered in the fullness of time. More
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Review by: unique614 on April 26, 2017 :
very intruiging story. was very intrested at the way you wrote it. and would definately recommend it to anyone.
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Review by: unique614 on April 26, 2017 :
very intruiging story. was very intrested at the way you wrote it. and would definately recommend it to anyone.
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Review by: Margo H on Jan. 27, 2017 :
A very intriguing little period piece; more like a narrative of someone’s personal experiences during the fifties or sixties in southern America. A coming of age story about a young man trying to deal with a very libidinous puberty and his relationship with the family cook.

Not a lot of background, to flesh out any of the characters in the story. In essence it was not easy to gather to what race a couple of the characters belonged. Still it is a delightful little story. I found the cook’s dialog to be bewildering at times; not really understanding what wisdoms she was trying to impart to the young protagonist. And it was nice that the author did not bog the story down with a lot of Jim Crow and Civil Rights issues of the era.

Basically a cute little story of a young man trying to grow up.
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Review by: eleciap on Oct. 12, 2016 :
Well written... I wish it was longer
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Review by: Jill Byrne on April 24, 2013 :
It was a very interesting book; I actually couldn't put it down. I wish it had gone on further but I got the general idea of life amoung the rich and of the poor in the South during that time period. It was very well written. The author should continue to write as he was indeed an excellent writer.
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