by Cassie Dandridge Selleck
Release Date: January 1, 2012
Kindle Edition: 144 pages
Kindle Price: $4.99
“And, Lord forgive me, I just now realized how much my indignation was misplaced. I was upset that Patrice had been treated badly; there’s no doubt about that. But, it never dawned on me how wrong it was that I tied her innocence to the fact that she was with me, not who she was, and I am humbled by my ignorance.”
I never thought I would ever prefer e-reader books over a hard-copy of a novel, but over the course of the past year I am officially all about the e-readers! (It’s also my go-to choice for reading my monthly fashion and fitness magazines.) Although there’s nothing quite like holding on to a real book in your hands, you can’t beat the convenience factor of having a book on your iPad.
I’m part of a book club and the book we decided to read wasn’t available at my local library. My mom is part of two books clubs and always waits until the week before the meeting to read it in order to have the story fresh in her mind. I assumed the library would have the novel and didn’t look it up online to request it until about a week and a half before our meeting. Needless to say, I didn’t have time to buy it online and have it shipped to me and have it read in time for our meeting. For $4.99 I was able to have it downloaded on to my iPad instantly and began reading it right away, no waiting!
For our first Book Club meeting, the gal that formed the group asked everyone to read ‘The Pecan Man’. I’ve always been more of a chic-lit and fantasy type of reader, so this was a stretch for me. It was not the type of novel I would’ve ever picked up to read on my own, but I’m extremely happy that I read it.
“Once a lie is told, you have to keep on telling it. You not only have to repeat it time and time again, you have to embellish it, layer upon layer until you don’t even remember the truth. Every day I didn’t tell Blanche what I knew was another day I lied to her. Guilt cloaked me like a wool blanket in summer and no amount of sweet tea or gentle ceiling fans ever soothed me again.”
It was a quick read, thoroughly enjoyable and thought-provoking. It opened my eyes to the racial prejudice that was prevalent in the 70’s and still exists today. It makes you think about the gray areas of what is right and wrong and what you would do if you were in a certain situation.
I will say that you really ought to read it and you should make it the next one on your list of books to read. It won’t even take you much time to read it and you’ll be on to your next novel before you know it! I would highly recommend this novel to anyone that enjoys reading!! This novel has been described as To Kill a Mockingbird meets The Help.