Book Review of Oral History

Oral History
Oral History
Author: Lee Smith
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Book Type: Paperback
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I loved Lee Smith's book Saving Grace. Based on that, I thought I would love this one as well. I didn't. For me this story was plodding, and really difficult to read. In October of '08 I started reading this book and made it about 20 or so pages and just moved on to something else. I picked it up again about three weeks ago (thinking I didn't give it a fair chance) and it has taken me this long to finish a 286 page book. The pace picked up toward the end of the book, but for me, the ending make it worth reading the beginning and middle.