The most peaceful years of Austin Miller’s life were before he married. Only he, Sophia and her mother, Elizabeth, were in the house. After his marriage, the house became a hotbed of chaos fueled by overzealous attitudes and unyielding temperaments. His marriage had been strained by adultery, and after it had been patched, they were separated by the war. Sophia’s best frieThe most peaceful years of Austin Miller’s life were before he married. Only he, Sophia and her mother, Elizabeth, were in the house. After his marriage, the house became a hotbed of chaos fueled by overzealous attitudes and unyielding temperaments. His marriage had been strained by adultery, and after it had been patched, they were separated by the war. Sophia’s best friends were three white girls that she grew up with. When seen by someone that did not know them, they would assume that all four were white. The color of their skin would not be enough to tell that one had a trace of black blood in her veins that made her a slave. Appearing to be white did not make a person white, and being black had its’ limitations. Yet, in a small southern town in Tennessee, Sophia ignored the social code regarding interracial relationships. Seeds of Magnolia unveils some of the stories that have been sheltered by the family—stories that have been kept in the closet, swept under the rug, or just gone untold....
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|Number of Pages||:||333 Pages|
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seeds of magnolia Reviews
There's no words to describe this book. I just loved reading it!!There's no words to describe this book. I just loved reading it!! My hometown is Bolivar Tennessee. I've also lived in Jackson Tennessee. This book has brought soo many emotions out of me. If a book can bring as many emotions as this one, it's a great one. It had my emotions going all over the place. Sophia, Elizabeth, were loving and strong characters and did what necessary to survive. Some found love and some lost love. The faced tragity, sorrow, betrayal, sickness and death. I need Bill Miller to write more books. I also need him to write a continuation of this book.
To say I adored this book would be an understatement. This narrative non-fiction is without a doubt a 5 star read with its subtle humor, and lyrical prose.Bill Miller has penned an intriguing, refreshing take on the civil war and those involved during that time. His unflinching pen has created a fascinatingly insightful story.My understanding of the civil war and slavery in the deep south was patchy at best. Now I have a deeper appreciation of how things probably were for many people of that era. To read how Sophie lived with a foot in both worlds was fascinating, and to continue on to see how she would fare on her own was delightful. Here was a young woman who knew who she was, a product of a slave owner and slave rape, only to find herself in that same situation many years later.I enjoyed how the various personalities developed from good to bad and vice versa with no particular judgement levelled. This work simply and effectively depicted humanity and its confusion during this era, and stood fast to the goodness in life. This is not a quick read because once you have started on this journey you will not want to stop. Or miss anything.