Book Reviews of Peachtree Road

Peachtree Road
Peachtree Road
Author: Anne Rivers Siddons
ISBN-13: 9780061097232
ISBN-10: 0061097233
Publication Date: 9/1/1998
Pages: 832
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 60 ratings
Publisher: HarperTorch
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Started out slow and hard to follow, but it just got better and better. Dynamite ending.
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The story is good. Tragic but hopeful. But this book is extremely wordy! It is filled with sentences that strech on for a paragraph filled with 15 to 20 adjectives. Big on name/place dropping. After a while you learn to skim or skip them. This would have been a much better book had it been edited down to 400 pages instead of 800. The story some times got lost in all the needless words. I would only recommend this book to someone from the south (story is based in suburb of Atlanta) or someone who loves this author.
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One of my favorite books of all time. Siddons captures certain aspects of the South so well that you feel like you are right there. The most intriguing thing for me is that the book is written from a male character's point of view, which is rarely done by female authors. Give it a try, you may just fall in love with it, too!
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loved this book as i usually do anne rivers siddons. great story of the south!
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I just moved to Atlanta when I bought this book, and I loved the detail on Atlanta's history. Reminded me of Gone With the Wind in a way, only in more modern times. Highly recommended, especially if you live in Atlanta.
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the Wahington Post called it compulsively readable and I agree
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One of those family saga you want to never end. Very good.
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Anne River Siddons at her best.
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Wonderful book - great author.
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I agree it took some time to really get into this book but in the end it was worth it. Like Siddons usual style there are some twists and turns that were unexpected.
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The usual Siddons fast summer read.
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An interesting look into old Atlanta...a bit slow though.
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Didn't finish. Just too slow getting off the ground.
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Deep and moving story. Outstanding reader who is able to change his voice to reflect different characters.
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This book is a good read.
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"The author of such works as Homeplace and heartbreak Hotel establishes herself in the front ranks of Southern writers...While there are hints of Truman Capote & Tennessee Williams (two of my favorite writers); Siddons is her own woman in this asorbing tale." according to Los Angeles Times Book Review. While the Ricmond Times-Dispatch states, "Colored in rich, dark tones... A briliant novel with richly Southern themes of change and lost losve. It pulsates with it's vital portrayal of a Southern city in transition and the universal sadness of love left behind." "Peachtree Road is Siddons' love letter to Atlants," says the Chicago Tribune.
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Lots of Atlanta history and details.
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Back Cover:
Lucy Bondurant Chastain Venable is a beautiful burning flame of a woman, a woman of great passion and terrible need. Sheppard Gibbs Bondurant III, Lucy's cousin and lifelong confidant is a man turned recluse because of his own fatal feelings.
Their mesmerizing story begins on the childhood day when Lucy comes to live with Shep's family in the great house on Peachtree Road. Set in one of the souths most elite societies, here is a novel that chronicles the turbulent changes of a great city-and gives us the unforgettable story of astonishing love and hate between one woman and one man.
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How 2 cousins, a man & a woman, living in elite 1940's Atlanta society, experience the turbulent changing cultural times of their age.
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Long book but worth it.
I am a huge ARS fan! Read all but 3 of hers!
This is one of her better ones.
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National best seller by of of the South's best writer. If you can't read her before try this one...you will be hooked.
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Good novel.
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I think this one is Siddons best! I lived in Atlanta for many years, and this one really takes you there.
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Not my favorite Siddons, but interesting no less.
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Beautifully written. A mesmerizing story that begins when a young girl comes to live with a young boys family in the 'great' house on Peachtree Road. The novel chronicles the turbulent changes of a great city and gives us the unforgettable story of the astonishing love and hate relationship between one man and one woman.
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This is supposed to be a great tear-jerker. I never read it, though. I was just not interested in it.