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Thank you! This multigenerational saga about African-Americans in a small Oklahoma town covers a large chunk of the 20th century. Hattie B. A teacher like her mother, Rose marries smooth-talking Leroy and has a daughter, Myine Wee, but Leroy takes up with an old girlfriend. Evil Tonya poisons Rose, then knocks off Leroy for good measure so she can claim possession of the house. She turns Myine Wee into a Cinderella stepdaughter servant.
Look Inside. May 05, Minutes Buy. Apr 06, ISBN Mar 24, ISBN May 05, Minutes. Like the small towns J. California Cooper has so vividly portrayed in her previous novels, Wideland, Oklahoma, is home to ordinary Americans with big hearts.
Our narrator and on-looker is 91 year old Mrs. Hattie B. Brown who lives with her year old mother I found this to be like reading someone's diary, where every thought jumps around and every thought that pops into the writer's head is also included on the page. I felt that reading each person's