Monday, September 12, 2016
a love letter to her family
Promises by Ardyce Durham is a love letter to her family, a detailed and charmingly written memoir of a Southern family living just prior to the Civil War.
Owen and Weston are best friends, buddies who do everything together. With a Huck Finn quality, Durham recreates farm life in the South. The tone changes with the whirlwind of the Civil War. Durham traces Owen's experiences with a folksy style creating a slice of life in a family living through the calamity of crisis.
Well written, truthful to the times, this is an interesting picture of American Life spanning close to one hundred years.
Carole P. Roman