Dogwood Blues

Dogwood Blues DOGWOOD BLUES is a work of sassy southern fiction Told through the voices of its eccentric characters DOGWOOD BLUES depicts life in Dogwood Georgia a small town near the Alapaha River that is strug

  • Title: Dogwood Blues
  • Author: Brenda Sutton Rose
  • ISBN: 9781612964850
  • Page: 454
  • Format: Paperback
  • DOGWOOD BLUES is a work of sassy southern fiction Told through the voices of its eccentric characters, DOGWOOD BLUES depicts life in Dogwood, Georgia, a small town near the Alapaha River that is struggling with change When Kevin Kilmer, award winning New York author, moves back to Dogwood s historic district to write his memoir, he crashes headfirst into his heartbreakinDOGWOOD BLUES is a work of sassy southern fiction Told through the voices of its eccentric characters, DOGWOOD BLUES depicts life in Dogwood, Georgia, a small town near the Alapaha River that is struggling with change When Kevin Kilmer, award winning New York author, moves back to Dogwood s historic district to write his memoir, he crashes headfirst into his heartbreaking past.Boone Marshall, a farmer and blues pianist, stirs gossip when, mere months after the suicide of his first wife, he brings home a new bride, a nightclub singer from New Orleans Every week, the women of the Honeysuckle Bridge Club gather to play cards, share gossip, and argue about local issues Lines are drawn in Dogwood over the upcoming liquor referendum, a vote that threatens to turn dry Creek County wet And Nell Sauls creates gossip and drops it like bird poop over the town.Brimming with opinionated and irreverent characters, and told with the mournful sound of the blues, DOGWOOD BLUES is a story of betrayal, forgiveness, and redemption.

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    1. This book is pure southern fiction. Dogwood Blues tells the story of a small town in the modern South and how the community deals with change. The narrative is seductive and poetic, but it is also brutal, sassy, and downright mean at times. In Trampus Pitts, Rose creates an extraordinary secondary character that comes to life as flawed, daring, and heroic. And by the way, he is gay. In Kevin Kilmer, we see a damaged spirit in search of healing, a writer who has returned to his hometown to write [...]

    2. Dogwood Blues is a novel with a ton of characters, plotlines, and themes packed into it. This is astounding because the novel itself is not that long. It’s a relatively quick read, but only because you fall in love with the characters, even the ones you should hate. I dare you to put it down.Every character has their own arc, but the characters that I found to be the most interesting was Kevin Kilmer and Boone Marshall. Both show a man trying to come to terms with their own past. Kilmer, a ren [...]

    3. Brenda Sutton Rose's first novel Dogwood Blues, won through Firstreads.Words to describe how much I loved this book are hard to come by, it's the kind of novel I could read everyday.Small town problems. Gossiping women. High school days. Abuse. All kinds of marriages. Music. Cooking. There are humorous moments, distressful moments mixed with music, the river and the land they love.The characters of the Honeysuckle Bridge Club are so real with their gossiping news of what is going on from the po [...]

    4. I received the book for free through First Reads. I won a GR giveaway!It was an easy and enjoyable read with an intriguing plotabout the people in a small Southern town and how they adapt to changes in their town and ultimately learn that change takes place within themselves. It is a story of humanness--about how we are often blind to the truth--because things are not as they always seem. Rose was able to develop the characters with dialogue and reflections from the characters between the past [...]

    5. The only book I have ever reviewed. a great read with great characters. Can't wait for the next book. An easy read and a pleasure to read.

    6. When I began reading, I immediately thought of Steel Magnolias as the character Nell could have passed for Weezer’s long lost cousin. One of the first scenes happened in Lottie’s beauty parlor, also reminiscent to Truvey’s salon in the same movie. I was pleasantly surprised when the similarities ended there.The story followed several main characters, some quirky and others a bit less believable, but their differences made up the backbone of a typical small town in the south.Although I didn [...]

    7. Dogwood Blues by Brenda Sutton Rose. I’ll begin by saying this: Brenda Sutton Rose can tell one hell of a story. Her first novel is as seductive as her poetry. And if you haven’t searched for her poetry and short stories on the internet, you should.Rose weaves the tale of Dogwood Blues with a seductive narrative, told with bravado flourishes, faint foreshadowing, sharp humor, and poignant expressions. She uses pure poetry in her descriptions of the Alapaha River and the southern earth, crops [...]

    8. The story moves lickety-split from the first page. The characters are vibrant and reminiscent of people I know, and the plot kept me interested. Yes, I'm from Georgia, and I read it in part because nostalgia is added to the water around here, much like fluoride. I just had to, but I was not disappointed. I was captivated and gratified. Rose even managed to elicit sympathy for Nell--an embittered, widowed gossip who stirred the community up for her own entertainment. But then, Nell's story was al [...]

    9. CaptivatingGrabbed my attention from page one. The development of the characters was smooth and intriguing. Small town life and it's humor was spot on. I didn't want it to end.

    10. I was honored to be asked to write a blurb for this book's cover. As a fellow Southern girl, I can say she hit the nail on the head. I like the complexity of the characters and their search for meaningful connection.

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