Book Reviews of Wild Card Quilt: Taking a Chance on Home

Wild Card Quilt: Taking a Chance on Home
Wild Card Quilt Taking a Chance on Home
Author: Janisse Ray
ISBN-13: 9781571312723
ISBN-10: 1571312722
Publication Date: 4/2003
Pages: 308
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: Milkweed Editions
Book Type: Hardcover
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Author is excellent. Takes you into the story so easily. Love the mix of down home country rural Georgia with environmental concern. I would read anything by this author.
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Intriguing memoir of a woman who finally goes back to her birthplace in South Georgia along with her nine year old son, to try to live the independent life she had deeply craved for so long. It's a rocky road and she comes to realize that the town is nearly dead, the young people have fled for more hospitable areas and the farms are disappearing. With grit and determination she manages to overcome her creeping doubts and make a comfortable home for herself and her son. That is ... sort of comfortable.
I admire her spirit, and her hardiness. Not many are like her. The book is well written, she's very good at writing. But at times one realizes that she is both a dreamer and a person who cannot accept the word "impossible." Her world is not an easy one to live in, but I doubt she'd ever give it up. Good book, especially if you are a person who is longing for some of the quieter, healthier, better ways of life that you remember from your childhood.