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by Anne Rivers Siddons

eBook King's Oak: A Novel ePub
Author: Anne Rivers Siddons
Language: English
ISBN: 0060162481
ISBN13: 978-0060162481
Publisher: HarperCollins; 1st edition (September 1, 1990)
Pages: 623
Category: United States
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 786
Formats: docx lit docx lit
ePub file: 1983 kb
Fb2 file: 1922 kb

Anne Rivers Siddons (born Sybil Anne Rivers, January 9, 1936 – September 11, 2019) was an American novelist who wrote stories set in the southern United States.

Anne Rivers Siddons (born Sybil Anne Rivers, January 9, 1936 – September 11, 2019) was an American novelist who wrote stories set in the southern United States. The only child of Marvin and Katherine Rivers, she was born in Atlanta, Georgia, was raised in Fairburn, Georgia, and attended Auburn University, where she majored in illustration after initially studying architecture. She was named Loveliest of the Plains and was a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority.

Only 3 left in stock (more on the way). At the heart of this intriguing but flawed, apocalyptic novel are Diana "Andy" Calhoun and her troubled young daughter. A refugee from a violently abusive marriage, Andy joins her stodgy college pal Tish in Pemberton, an exclusive, blue-blood, Southern community where everyone talks nonstop about guns, dogs, horses and hunting, but almost no one mentions the looming presence of Big Silver, the nuclear arms plant tucked into the woods.

King's Oak - Anne Rivers Siddons. The years before my father finally died and left us in a frozen and furious peace. Tish Griffin, who was my roommate the entire four years we spent at Emory University in Atlanta, and a psychology major, always held that I lived, moved, and had my being, as the Book of Common Prayer puts it, in flight from my father. He was a taurine man, a squat, roaring black Greek who kept a small grocery store in the blue-collar section of Atlanta where we lived, and from long before my birth to the day he died, he drank liquor and embarrassed my mother and me.

Siddons has a vivid imagination and conjures up an ancient religion whose practitioners are "at one with the woods. And isn't that what reading a good novel is all about? I loved, loved, loved this book and Anne Rivers Siddons' writing. 2 people found this helpful. She picks up on some similar themes from her earlier novels (. the old Southern elite versus the newly monied), but, on the whole, this is an overblown saga that lacks the romantic charm of Homeplace and the historical sweep of Peachtree Road.

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This is my first Anne Rivers Siddons novel

This is my first Anne Rivers Siddons novel. I need to read this one again, with a dictionary by my side. Born Sybil Anne Rivers in Atlanta, Georgia, she was raised in Fairburn, Georgia, and attended Auburn University, where she was a member of the Delta Delta Delta Sorority.

Any book by Anne Rivers Siddon. Anne takes some of her southern characters to Italy. Anne Rivers Siddons has a command of the English launguage; character development; and the Southern novel genre like no other. I can't put her books down. Peachtree RoadPaperback. What others are saying. Any book by Anne Rivers Siddon. Cat has refused to leave her small town in the mountains of Tennessee. She surprises her family when she agrees to join her friends on their honeymoon trip to Italy. Compelling look at a woman who never left home due to death of her parents when she was young.

Anne Rivers Siddons is the New York Times bestselling author of 19 novels that include Nora, Nora, Sweetwater Creek, Islands, Peachtree Road, and Outer Banks. She is also the author of the nonfiction work John Chancellor Makes Me Cry. Библиографические данные.

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SUMMARY: Growing up, the only place tomboy Thayer Wentworth felt at home was at her summer camp-Camp Sherwood Forest in the North Carolina Mountains. For as long as she can remember, they were Cam and Lilly-happily married, totally in love with each other, parents of a beautiful family, and partners in life.

A woman flees a disastrous marriage to settle in a small, aristocratic town and falls in live with a young teacher determined to protect the surrounding wilderness from a nearby nuclear plant
I really wanted to love this book. It is a favorite of my cousin. She has read it at least twice. She loves all the author's books. It is the first time I've read anything by Anne Rivers Siddons.

I found the main character extremely annoying. She had no depth of character and seemed to over react to everything. Yes, the situation she was in was strange and deserved caution on her part and concern for her daughter. But when life didn't meet her expectations she just crumbled. She was very judgmental of others but overly sensitive to their opinions of her. She showed no ongoing loyalty to the 'love of her life.' And oh, did I mention that she cried a lot. I wanted to shake her and say 'get a grip girl.'

The story/tale was very good and that is what kept me going and why I give it three stars. I also liked all the other characters in the book.
I read this book years ago and recently bought another copy with the intention of some day reading it again. It is one of my all-time favorite books for this reason: It captivates you and takes you to another place removed from the real world. And isn't that what reading a good novel is all about? I loved, loved, loved this book and Anne Rivers Siddons' writing.
Andy (Diana) loves her daughter, Hillary, and Tom, although she is afraid of loving Tom. But, in the end, he makes her and Hillary happy and whole. Tom loves Andy and Hillary and Scratch and most importantly the woods, the wildness of the woods, the Earth. Carter loves Andy and Hillary, but he can't have them. So Carter settles for Pat, who nobody loves. Pat loves nobody; she just wants to possess them, especially Tom. It's a good book. You should read it.
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I am not going to finish this book. Other Siddons books I have read contain complex characters and complex relationships, but this one has one-dimensional people and relationships that are mostly defined by the nature of their sexual encounters. Yawn. The character of Tom is ridiculous--is he supposed to be a modern day Pan??--and wa-ay overdrawn. The writing is preachy, overly dramatic, and seemingly designed to pad the novel. I am annoyed by the romanticized portrayal of hunting, by the whining and not-too-bright main character, and by the way the author's silly portrayal of "woods worship" actually cheapens the idea that there is something spiritual in Nature. Blech. What a disappointment.
When I first started this book I was thinking it would be another beach read...far form it..profoundly absorbing read about a changing world we think we're powerless to stop. But with courage and love all things are possible. Abuse, bullying, greed, and big business corruption all with a lot of earthy love.
I would have given this book ten stars if ten were available. Great book. Couldn't put it down and couldn't stop thinking about it when I had to put it down. Such great characters. And the woods...... I felt as if I was one with the woods myself. Exceptional writing. Loved it.
I guess I'll have to write this again and again; I got on a kick of Anne Rivers Siddons. I like her stories. A couple of her books made me cry a lot, but it was a good cry.
This book mezmorized me. I could not put it down. Anne outdid herself on this one. Thank you so much Anne.
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