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Laura Lane McNeal

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Værker af Laura Lane McNeal

Dollbaby (2014) 517 eksemplarer, 41 anmeldelser

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This was such a chill and comforting book. I enjoyed reading about the characters day to day lives. It was heartwarming and humorous, while also not shrinking away from the gritty reality of being black in the South during the 1960s.
 
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LynnMPK | 40 andre anmeldelser | Apr 13, 2024 |
If you'd like to be planted in New Orleans (a place I need to visit!) and experience the sights, scents, feel of the 1960's-early 70's, this is the book to read! I loved the ties between the owner of the home, Fannie, her granddaughter, Ibby, and the "help" - Queenie and Dollbaby, who were really brought to life in these pages. Loved their sense of humor, their heart, and the care they had for everyone.

The only thing I didn't like was my initial idea that Frannie was "old" in the first pages, and then to realize she was younger than me! ;) Okay, I'm over that I guess!… (mere)
 
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JillHannah | 40 andre anmeldelser | Nov 20, 2023 |
Not what I expected, it was much, much better.
You aren’t preached to and forced to learn a lesson, you get a small taste of what life was like in New Orleans in the 60’s, but that isn’t the main point of the story.
This is a funny, tender story about a 12 year old girl dumped at her very eccentric grandmother’s house and what her life was like being raised by said grandmother and her black help.
There are even a few surprises in the book.
 
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zmagic69 | 40 andre anmeldelser | Mar 31, 2023 |
I liked this story. I give it 3.5 stars.
½
 
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dmurfgal | 40 andre anmeldelser | Dec 9, 2022 |

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Medlemmer
517
Popularitet
#48,026
Vurdering
3.9
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41
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