Book Reviews of In the Hope of Rising Again

In the Hope of Rising Again
In the Hope of Rising Again
Author: Helen Scully
ISBN-13: 9781594481031
ISBN-10: 1594481032
Publication Date: 8/2/2005
Pages: 336
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Riverhead Trade
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
As I read this I was reminded of the works of Tennessee Williams. This book features a truly disfunctional family that squanders its'considerable wealth and descends into poverty during the great depression. The mother is a true southern harpy who is a control freak who begs to be ignored by her family. She has 4 worthless, prolifigate sons and a daughter whose life she controls. Everyone in the family is a "taker" except the daughter who is a selfless "giver" and is the support system for the rest of her family, who fail to appreciate anything she does. I was struck by the idleness of the family members as they depended on their servants to take care of every need. No one in the whole family can claim any life accomplishments. The heroine spends her life giving to her family, sewing, reading, playing cards, drinking tea and coffee and taking care of the dying. Genny Sikes
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Helpful Score: 1
I was in awe at the depth of maturity, understanding well beyond her years, and widsom evidenced in this young author's writing. I
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IN THE HOPE OF RISING AGAIN was the December 2014 pick in my online book club, The Reading Cove.

I found this to be a rather boring book about a rich family that falls on hard times after the Civil War. The author's writing style made for a very dull narrative and I found I had no interest in what happened with the Riants and Morrows.

For book club sake I skimmed through to finish and renamed it IN THE HOPE OF NOT YAWNING AGAIN...but I did find it well-researched, and quite interesting that a post-Civil war era story would be penned by a twenty-something writer. Good on her.

I give it a C.
reviewed In the Hope of Rising Again on + 413 more book reviews
IN THE HOPE OF RISING AGAIN was the December 2014 pick in my online book club, The Reading Cove.

I found this to be a rather boring book about a rich family that falls on hard times after the Civil War. The author's writing style made for a very dull narrative and I found I had no interest in what happened with the Riants and Morrows.

For book club sake I skimmed through to finish and renamed it IN THE HOPE OF NOT YAWNING AGAIN...but I did find it well-researched, and quite interesting that a post-Civil war era story would be penned by a twenty-something writer. Good on her.

I give it a C.