Tuesday, October 11, 2011
MEET BELLE, THE LAST MULE AT GEE'S BEND
Being a Gee's Bend groupie, I'm completely biased and knew before I read it that I would love this one. While it is not set during the Depression as is my novel LEAVING GEE'S BEND, it still captures many of the Gee's Bend characteristics that I fell in love with: quilts, of course. People who are strong and inspiring. And yes, a mule.
In LEAVING GEE'S BEND, there is also a mule. Her name is Delilah. She and Belle must have been related. But actually, the character in LEAVING GEE'S BEND that Belle has the most in common with is Ludelphia.
Strong, I tell you. Stubborn. With hearts that bulge that goodness.
For a more complete review, see The Examiner's review.
Happy Reading, and don't forget to visit Kelly at the Lemme Library for other Book Talks!