Peachtree Road [E–pub/E–book]

  • Paperback
  • 832
  • Peachtree Road
  • Anne Rivers Siddons
  • English
  • 24 November 2018
  • 9780061097232

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Anne Rivers Siddons ✓ 2 Read Characters ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Anne Rivers Siddons Review Peachtree Road E is an only child never expecting that her reclusive young cousin will become her lifelong confidant and the source of her greatest passion and most terrible ne. There s no other way to say itPeachtree Road is the written word at its finest 797 pages of evocative soul stirring wonder written in a first person voice that laughs in the face of lesser writers adhering to the widely overemphasized and uninspired writing rule of show don t tell This book tells and it does so fearlessly in a voice that could only come from a blue blooded insider coming of age in 1960 s Atlanta Without judgment or condescension and in the vein of an objective matter of course the reader is gifted with the voice of Shep Bondurant as he lays the backdrop of his riveting life shaping story a story so scathingly unusual as to psychologically scar yet somehow the reader understands the crumbs offered along the way of this cause and effect sins of the father storyIn the opulence of aristocratic pre civil rights Atlanta when the city was but a Southern town divided by race and class partitioned into those who live in mansions and those who serve within Shep Bondurant is an only child rattling around his family mansion on Peachtree Road An unexpected knock on the front door sets the course of his life in motion when his parents unwittingly take in a poor relation and her two small children on sufferance Thus the stage is set when Shep a sensitive lonely boy has his cloistered life blown open up by the entrance of his cousin Lucy Bondurant who is damaged and captivatingly feral as an alley cat The two form an immediate bond that deepens as the pair mature but it is its repercussions that play throughout this episodic story wreaking havoc beneath the surface of a setting where all that glitters is not gold Peachtree Road unapologetically captures a way of life in an era long gone by It is populated by emblematic supportive characters and weaves and dodges as it finds its footing in an arc spanning fifty years in the turbulent most pivotal times of the American South It is a human drama uninfluenced by privilege the kind that reminds us all that there is no escaping life s disillusioning difining sorrows nor their lasting effects Authentically and accurately told Peachtree Road reaches into the bone marrow and leaves its handprint it is an epic Southern saga for the ages and one not to be missed

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Anne Rivers Siddons ✓ 2 Read Characters ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Anne Rivers Siddons Review Peachtree Road Ells the story of love and hate between a man and a woman When Lucy comes to live with her cousin Sheppard and his family in the great house on Peachtree Road sh. I first read this book when it was released in 1989 I have re read it many times over the years and just finished reading it again Those first two hundred pages are just so redolent of a lost era one that happened before I was born but I heard about from my parents who grew up in the same time just considerably further north Siddons telling of Shep Bondurant s childhood is so nostalgic and evocative I just love the first 200 pages of this bookSo it isn t really like Gone With the Wind at all except in the broadest sense that the world the main characters loved so well has disappeared Yes most of the action does take place in Atlanta but you can t compare A Tree Grows In Brooklyn with Bonfire of the Vanities simply because the action takes place in the 5 boroughs of NYCLucy Bondurant has nothing in common with Scarlett O Harain fact she is the polar opposite of Scarlett Lucy can t save her own self let alone be responsible for anyone else Scarlett was strong manipulative and a realist Lucy too is manipulative but she manipulates from the position of weakness neediness and extreme idealismFew of the characters are noble they are all flawed in some way the reader doesn t have to like or admire any of them it is interesting enough just to observe themAfter reading many reviews it seems as though many readers didn t understand the ending The bridge in uestion is the same bridge that Shep and Lucy s group of friends all jumped off from during their swimming excursions of the Chattahoochee River In high school Shep was too afraid of heights to jump from the bridge and he was mocked for his inability When Shep stands on the railing of the bridge and Sarah calls out to him he is not attempting suicide and she is not encouraging him With Lucy dead he is finally free his burden has been lifted and he is no longer responsible for his crazy wonderful troubled cousin I kind of think that he and Sarah finally got together after the last scene of this bookOh and for the people who complained that the book starts out with Lucy s funeral creating a spoilerbullshit At the beginning of the book the reader has no idea who Lucy is you know nothing about her so the fact that she is being buried is immaterial You have to read the book find out who Lucy was and what her life was like You need to know the details of her relationship with her cousin Shep Something tells me that these people who complained about knowing how it ended are probably the same people who loved the movie Titaniceven though they knew it sank with hundreds of people on board I wouldn t recommend this to anyone who is seeking a great romance because it isn t a romance novel at all More tragic than anything else as many of Siddons novels seem to be I would recommend it to any open minded person who enjoys a good epic slice of life novel

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Anne Rivers Siddons ✓ 2 Read Characters ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Anne Rivers Siddons Review Peachtree Road Tenth anniversary edition Set amidst the grandeur of Old Southern aristocracy here is a novel that chronicles the turbulent changes of a great city Atlanta and t. Peachtree Road is a sweeping Southern magnum opus centering around Old Atlanta and Buckhead It follows the lives of Lucy and Shep Bondurant first cousins with an incredibly close bond The synopsis on the back may lead you to believe that it s about Lucy even though the narration is done entirely by Shep but in a sense it is really about neither it s about a time and place and a generation disintegrated by its own weight and glittering perfection Ms Siddons prose is rambling and excessive and heady much like the unconuerable honeysuckle vine whose scent seems to drift directly out of the pages The ultimate plot may remind you of VC Andrew s books but done with style grace and almost a little bit of wry humor If Peachtree Road is anything it is extremely well written At certain times it s almost too much too much description too much tragedy too many characters and themes too many pages left towards the inevitable conclusion that you only begin to accept around the same time Shep Bondurant does It s almost as exhausting just to read as it is for Shep and others to be bathed in Lucy ness but in the end I would say its worth it The last two paragraphs may leave you scratching your head but for myself I ve come to the conclusion that only good things followed even if they weren t talked about and after 800 pages I don t think I could have mustered the energy anyway While it s true that the book could have been honed down and chrystallized with some good editing I would almost say that doing so would have diminished it in some way That having been said at least one part could have been cut out cleanly due to the impact it should have had but didn tMy final verdict is this I will read this book many times in the coming years and learn something new from it each time until it has been absorbed into my brain in all its Southern glory and tragedy and abundant summer My review may seem like a complaint but Peachtree Road is as vivid alive and deliciously exhausting as Lucy Bondurant herself The Heart's Warrior edition Set amidst the grandeur of Old Southern aristocracy here is a novel that chronicles the turbulent changes of a great city Atlanta and t. Peachtree Road is a sweeping Southern magnum opus centering around Old Atlanta and Buckhead It follows the lives of Lucy and Shep Bondurant first cousins with an incredibly close bond The synopsis on the back may lead you to believe that it s about Lucy Paradoxe Tome 4 even though the narration is done Habibi entirely by Shep but in a sense it is really about neither it s about a time and place and a generation disintegrated by its own weight and glittering perfection Ms Siddons prose is rambling and He Wont Pull Out of His Daughters Sexy Friends Part One Part One He Wont Pull Out Book 1 excessive and heady much like the unconuerable honeysuckle vine whose scent seems to drift directly out of the pages The ultimate plot may remind you of VC Andrew s books but done with style grace and almost a little bit of wry humor If Peachtree Road is anything it is Friendship Ring #06 Fill In The Blank tommy's Story Friendship Ring extremely well written At certain times it s almost too much too much description too much tragedy too many characters and themes too many pages left towards the inevitable conclusion that you only begin to accept around the same time Shep Bondurant does It s almost as The Spanish American Revolution 1808 1826 Revolutions in the Modern World exhausting just to read as it is for Shep and others to be bathed in Lucy ness but in the Mother Teresa DK Biography end I would say its worth it The last two paragraphs may leave you scratching your head but for myself I ve come to the conclusion that only good things followed It Came Upon a Midnight Crime (Squeaky Clean, #2.5) even if they weren t talked about and after 800 pages I don t think I could have mustered the Blanca's Feather energy anyway While it s true that the book could have been honed down and chrystallized with some good Cousin Matilda and the Foolish Wolf editing I would almost say that doing so would have diminished it in some way That having been said at least one part could have been cut out cleanly due to the impact it should have had but didn tMy final verdict is this I will read this book many times in the coming years and learn something new from it Trusting Jack Unexpected Emotion #1 each time until it has been absorbed into my brain in all its Southern glory and tragedy and abundant summer My review may seem like a complaint but Peachtree Road is as vivid alive and deliciously Preaching to the Chickens exhausting as Lucy Bondurant herself