25 June 2011

31. Somehow Form A Family

Somehow Form A Family - Tony Earley

This is a collection of stories and anecdotes from a man who grew up in the 60s and 70s in the mountains of North Carolina. His family was typical country farm small town Appalachian folk. The stories could be told by many people. They were not unique or extraordinary. These were stoiries about average people doing average things.

And...I liked it very much.

"He did not understand weakness because he had never known it."

That line was in one story that for me was very thought provoking. Any book that can make me think about something for a few days is worth mentioning. It was not exciting. I did not "learn" anything. It did not expand my mind or even entertain me in a page turning sense. It made me think. I really like that.

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