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The Keepers of the House (Vintage)
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Author: Shirley Ann Grau
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1965, The Keepers of the House is Shirley Ann Grau’s masterwork, a many-layered indictment of racism and rage that is as terrifying as it is wise. — Entrenched on the same land since the early 1800s, the Howlands have, for seven generations, been pillars of their Southern community. Extraordinar...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781400030743
ISBN-10: 1400030749
Publication Date: 11/11/2003
Pages: 320
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Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1965, The Keepers of the House is Shirley Ann Graus masterwork, a many-layered indictment of racism and rage that is as terrifying as it is wise.

I had this book on my list to read merely because of the Pulitzer prize. I am so happy I read it! It is one of those books that develops character; builds the plot slowly and beautifully, then crashes with the crescendo of fear, anger, love and hope.

For people who do not remember the segregation issues of the past, this is a great example of how life was lived and felt in the past.
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Interesting read. The house is kind of the star of this book. It follows generations of this family that settled in the house & how they came to pretty much own the town where the house is and how the town just talks & talks about them. The man is one of great integrity & strong morals that he passes on to his granddaughter. The ending is surprising & the racial underpinnings are put forth in a very straightforward & thought provoking way.


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