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The Swan House
The Swan House
Author: Elizabeth Musser
Getting Past Her Grief Would Lead Her Across Town—To a Whole New World — Mary Swan Middleton has always taken for granted the advantages of her family's wealth. But a tragedy that touches all of Atlanta sends her reeling in grief. — When the family maid challenges her to reach out to the less fortunate as a way to ease her own pain, Mary...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780764225086
ISBN-10: 0764225081
Publication Date: 7/1/2001
Pages: 443
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 65 ratings
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Audio CD
Members Wishing: 5
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Helpful Score: 5
I have not read a book in a long time that has so moved me. This is the story of a teenage girl,living in Georgia, in the sixties, who upon the tragic loss of her mother, finds herself questioning the meaning of life and the way she has been raised. It delves into all of the aspects of how one perceives things and how they are in reality. The story does not preach, but takes us on her journey to self discovery.
SherryKaraoke avatar reviewed The Swan House on + 36 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Despite some anachronisms and a surprisingly slow start, Swan House finally delivers a very moving ending. The audience for this book would seem to be Young Adult and/or Atlantans. Musser's style is rather pedestrian unless she is writing about Christian values. Then the book comes to life. And I wish authors would stop using the tired conceit of "bookending" the story with older person (mother, Grandpa, etc.) telling the story to young person. This the third novel I've read in the last six months that include it, and each one had real problems with the "voice" - is it the old person's or their younger counterpart?
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Helpful Score: 1
Great story about coming of age in Atlanta in the 60's. Christian Fiction.
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Helpful Score: 1
An inspiring novel about coming of age in the segregated South of the early 60's. A powerful Christian novel of love, compassion and self-discovery.
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SaundraB avatar reviewed The Swan House on + 2 more book reviews
Interesting facts about the art world of Atlanta entertwined in the storyline which takes place during the race demonstrations. I thought the book was very good and appreciated the facts that I learned while enjoying the story. It was quite uplifting.
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Living in Atlanta, I enjoyed reading this book.
chefpauline avatar reviewed The Swan House on + 2 more book reviews
Very good book. Started out slow, but I really got into it. I had just read The Help, and this is written during the same time frame and was a good compliment. Makes me want to read more from the Civil Rights era.


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