A small town girl from Mississippi makes good. A wonderful book!
This book is truely amazing. I cannot express all of my feelings towards it. To flip through the pages of Homesick and read of all of Sela's discoveries, embarkments, and life alterments was none other than exciting. I had known "of" Sela from "Once and Again" and from some of her movies but this book showed me more. It is probably hard to really describe one's life in a book, including describing one's own life, but Sela tackled the task and completed it. It's a book that no one, who is a fan of Sela, could skip reading, let alone put down for a second, while reading. I never stopped. True essence at heart.
A heartwarming story of what is was like to grow up in the south and missing that feeling of belonging. Being a southerner means growing up with a certain set of manners(expected standard of behavior) from young people as a sign of respect. Behaviors like calling adults mam and mister are example. It makes you reflect on fond memories from your childhood.Who doesn't need a smile.