Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Gone With the Wind

Many novels have been written about the Civil War and its aftermath.  None take us into the burning fields and cities of the American South as Gone With The Wind does, creating haunting scenes and thrilling portraits of characters so vivid that we remember their words and feel their fear and hunger for the rest of our lives.  In the inimitable Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler, Margaret Mitchell not only conveyed a timeless story of survival under the harshest of circumstances, she also created the two most famous lovers in the English-speaking world since Romeo and Juliet.  --Pat Conroy 

I'm working my way through GONE WITH THE WIND.  I've reached page 840 of the 1448 page book. 

Every evening, it's a treat for me to read about Scarlett and her self-centered approach to life.  

If you haven't read this book, I highly recommend it.     

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