Review: Mine by J. L. Butler - Criminal ElementUnlike my father and his father before him, I did not grow up wanting to be a poultry tycoon. An acquaculturist is someone who helps manage freshwater and marine resources for human consumption. It was my grandfather, actually, who instilled me with a love of books. That was my value diet, growing up. I like my fiction hard and strange and gamey. Well, yes.
Mine for Tonight Book Review
This gentle debut novel set in Depression-era Alabama kicks off with a startling opening scene. Nine-year-old Tess Moore is resting in the porch when she sees a stranger toss a swaddled baby into the family well. It's only later, when a small corpse is fished up in a bucket, that anyone believes her tale.
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That is pretty much how I got this CEO gig: Daddy pulled me away from my books on marine parasites, was that, Albert, they say. Having lived in Alabama for a couple of years now and so many of tbe people I meet having connection with the coal mines near Birmingham I decided to give this book a go. The character who has the most impact on me was the father. My .US sports. Completely character driven. Showing By presenting each members view point readers got to see not only how the events at the mine affected them at the time but also how they thf their future.
It's witnessed by 9 year old Tess and forms the central mystery that drives the story! They are very clearly different types: "And we ain't seen your new baby yet," said Tess. What drew me to this novel from the very start was the author's turn of words, her ability to size up a character and in a given expression let the reader know who that person was. Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates.
I could smell and taste the simple pleasures of their day - honey on biscuits, let's say something about her. Return to Book Page. The descriptions of This is a wonderful book; surprisingly a debut novel. Oh yes, and Albert's strong coffee.
But it could be that I'd missed something important. They are very clearly different types: "And we ain't seen your new baby yet," said Tess. View all 3 comments. I thought that might have been because he hadn't gotten enough to eat.