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I Been in Sorrow's Kitchen and Licked Out All the Pots
by Susan Straight


Overview - A historic novel about a young woman forced to grow up quickly, and whose life--as well as those of her twin sons--changes with the current of the times
Beginning in the late 1950s, this novel tells the story of Marietta Cook, a tall girl growing up in Pine Gardens, a Gullah-speaking village in South Carolina.
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Overview
A historic novel about a young woman forced to grow up quickly, and whose life--as well as those of her twin sons--changes with the current of the times
Beginning in the late 1950s, this novel tells the story of Marietta Cook, a tall girl growing up in Pine Gardens, a Gullah-speaking village in South Carolina. When Marietta's mother passes, she heads to Charleston in search of her uncle--only to find a lover and return pregnant with twins two years later. She raises her sons back home in the low country before moving the family to Charleston, where she takes a growing interest in football and the civil rights movement. The boys grow huge and talented at the game, playing pro football in California. A new world and new travails await, but Marietta's great resilience endures.

This is the life of an extraordinary soul, and a novel with a beautifully vivid sense of place.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781497679986
  • ISBN-10: 1497679982
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • Publish Date: October 2014
  • Page Count: 524
  • Dimensions: 8 x 5.25 x 1.17 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.31 pounds


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