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Sweetwater Creek

Sweetwater Creek

  • Title: Sweetwater Creek
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  • ISBN : 9780060837013
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 480 pages


From bestselling author Anne Rivers Siddons comes a bittersweet and finely wrought story of friendship, family, and Charleston society.At twelve, Emily Parmenter knows alone all too well Left mostly to herself after her beautiful young mother disappeared and her beloved older brother died, Emily is keenly aware of yearning and loss Rather than be consumed by sadness, she From bestselling author Anne Rivers Siddons comes a bittersweet and finely wrought story of friendship, family, and Charleston society.At twelve, Emily Parmenter knows alone all too well Left mostly to herself after her beautiful young mother disappeared and her beloved older brother died, Emily is keenly aware of yearning and loss Rather than be consumed by sadness, she has built a life around the faded plantation where her remote father and hunting obsessed brothers raise the legendary Lowcountry Boykin hunting spaniels It is a meager, narrow, masculine world, but to Emily it has magic the storied deep sea dolphins who come regularly to play in Sweetwater Creek her extraordinary bond with the beautiful dogs she trains her almost mystic communion with her own spaniel, Elvis the dreaming old Lowcountry itself Emily hides from the dreaded world here It is enough.And then comes Lulu Foxworth, troubled daughter of a truly grand plantation, who has run away from her hectic Charleston debutante season to spend a healing summer with the quiet marshes and river, and the life giving dogs Where Emily s father sees their guest as an entr e to a society he thought forever out of reach, Emily is at once threatened and mystified Lulu has a powerful enchantment of her own, and this, along with the dark, crippling secret she brings with her, will inevitably blow Emily s magical water world apart and let the real one in but at a terrible price.Poignant and emotionally compelling, Anne Rivers Siddons s Sweetwater Creek draws you into the luminous landscape of the Lowcountry With characters that linger long after you ve turned the last page, this engaging tale is destined to become an instant classic


Author Anne Rivers Siddons

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 While at Auburn she wrote a column for the student newspaper, The Auburn Plainsman, that favored integration The university administration attempted to suppress the column, and ultimately fired her, and the column garnered natio




Sweetwater Creek Reviews (31)

  • This is a southern coming of age story It had all the potholes this type of book needs.alcohol, neglect, abandonment, abuse, being misunderstood, the help with shoulders to cry on and so on Emily was a young girl trying to find her place in a man s world until a socialite comes to live in the barn O [..]

  • This book moved really slow.rambling on and on and never really getting anywhere A story of Emily, a 12 year old who lives on a plantation home situated in the Lowcountry, and her friendship with a poor little rich society girl Emily s mother abandons the family, leaving Emily with her father, broth [..]

  • Why I even bothered is a mystery that shall forever haunt me. [..]

  • Having recently read Anne Rivers Siddons latest novel Burnt Mountain I was in a mood to revisit some of her other recent novels, including this one, Sweetwater Creek.The creases on the spine of my paperback copy indicated I had certainly read it, but for the life of me, I couldn t remember anything [..]

  • Confession I have seen books by Siddons for years on tables in book stores and shelves of the library, but for some reason I have never picked one up before now I grabbed the audio version to listen to while driving It seemed a good pick for the hot days of summer, which it was A wonderful narrator [..]

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