Comfort Me With Apples

Comfort Me With Apples

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Comfort Me With Apples, the adventures of the Hammond family in the rural south during the great depression of the nineteen thirties, through the eyes of a young girl with the name of Dundee. Each chapter deals with a particular problem facing the family, for instance, the child finds unconditional love for an imperfect father, the family rescues their cousin from a mental hospital, a sister is bitten by a rattlesnake and is saved by Bob, a tramp who came by the Hammond home place for a meal and stayed through two summers, and a woman with the sad name of a€˜Rainy Daya€ who walked from Arkansas to meet her fate in Wisteria, Mississippi. There are also other characters whose lives touch the family and compose a pattern of love in its many guises and bigotry, and struggle and joy, related with comedic irony and sympathy for the human experience.In summer Violet or Bessie Mae would prepare a plate piled high with fresh greens, candied yams, fried okra, pinto beans, and all the hot cornbread they could eat. All of this accompanied by a huge glass of iced tea for the supplicant, and heanbsp;...

Title:Comfort Me With Apples
Author:Dean Harding McGarity
Publisher:Xlibris Corporation - 2000-12-07


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