Free eBook One Sister's Song download

by Karen DeGroot Carter

Free eBook One Sister's Song download ISBN: 096738673X
Author: Karen DeGroot Carter
Publisher: Pearl Street Publishing (January 21, 2004)
Language: English
Pages: 302
Category: Imaginative Literature
Subcategory: United States
Size MP3: 1511 mb
Size FLAC: 1407 mb
Rating: 4.1
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Carter's One Sister's Song is a clear-headed, multi-sided look at a complex situation that hasn't found resolution in hundreds of years of history. I'm hooked! And I anxiously await Karen DeGroot Carter's second novel.

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The story of Audrey Conarroe, a biracial woman, who had never planned to move back to her predominantly white hometown, but when her sister died and she was named guardian to her young nephew, Julian
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The Apotheoses of Lacspor
This book broke my heart and enthralled me at the same time. Audrey is a wonderful character caught between two worlds with a white mother and a black father. She never felt at ease in her small hometown and had no intention of every living there again. The tragic and unexpected death of her only sister leaves her reeling and with custody of her sister's son, Julian, and the new owner of her sister's old run down home in the same town the girls grew up. When Julian's long lost father and Audrey's old high school beau suddenly come into her and Julian's lives the story really gets going. As we move through the present the long buried secrets of her sister's old house begin to make themselves know in Audrey's dreams.
I loved this book, loved the characters who are very real people, flawed and fallible, courageous and loving. The air of mystery surrounding the old house Audrey inherited from her sister teases you while the author, DeGroot Carter, lays bare the racial divide that has plagued Audrey's family. None of the characters are over the top, their very real. That doesn't mean there are not a few surprises from them. This is a great read for what is left of Black History Month. Just trust me on this.
Gietadia
One Sister’s Song is the story of a single, biracial young woman forced to raise her sister’s adolescent son upon the sister’s untimely death. As a married, white, middle-class father of four there would seem to be little attraction to me in the book’s themes of race, romance, generational conflict and financial struggle. Yet while there are many authors, there are few who like Karen DeGroot Carter truly know how to write. Her prosaic elegance and ability to weave a story that at its heart is about family drew me in. Such that it became can’t-put-it-down reading. As if that were not enough, as a history buff I was captivated by Karen's twist regarding the Underground Railroad. If I could, I would give One Sister's Song six stars!
Acrobat
Reading this book brought me back to how I felt reading books when I was young and had world enough and time to get lost in a story for hours and hours. The writing is crisp and evocative, the story compelling. Definite recommend.
GoodBuyMyFriends
Great use of flashbacks without interrupting flow of the story. Not just chick lit.
Ausstan
“One Sister's Song” is a terrific read. Given the fact this author has personal knowledge of bi-racial family dynamics, I felt her book captured the authenticity so often lacking in many novels. I applaud Ms. Carter for her sensitive portrayal of a fractured American family struggling with issues that impact us all: death, abandonment, teen-age angst, identity crisis and on and on-yet with a twist. As a history buff, I especially enjoyed entertaining the thought that the historical old house in this compelling story actually might have served as a respite for run-away slaves traveling the treacherous Underground Railroad to freedom.
Shakagul
Carter's One Sister's Song is a clear-headed, multi-sided look at a complex situation that hasn't found resolution in hundreds of years of history. What world(s) do people live in when they come from more than one racial or ethnic background? Who wants them? Who claims them? Where do they want to be? How do they choose?

Carter, who knows some of these issues first-hand, is sensitive to the fact that everyone involved in an interracial situation has their own image of how things are and how they should be. She also knows that lives are lived on private terms, sometimes raggedly, sometimes nobly. Her characters are not socio-political representations, but they are real people, right down to their inconsistent and sometimes bumbling ways.

Audrey acts impulsively; Julian zooms from gloom to exuberance and back again. Boyfriends past and present act like clods; some people are just unthinking. Some are just plain mean. Behind it all hovers the spirit of Audrey's sister Laura and the way she viewed the world. Audrey's coming to grips with this, finding her own way, is the heart of the story.

Refreshing, engaging, thought-provoking, and real. One Sister's Song is all of these.
Mot
I took Friday off and took One Sister's Song to the pool in my neighborhood to lay out and read. I was hooked. I read to page 95 before realizing I was burned and had to get out of the sun for the day.

I could not put the book down. I took it with me to a movie Saturday and told the women waiting in line with me how great it was. Some of them wrote the name of the book in their checkbooks and on the back of old receipts.

Finally, Sunday, I only had 40 pages left, so I curled up with a cup of coffee and read the last 40 pages, savoring each and every one of them.

This is a great read that leaves you wanting more!
Skillfully conveyed! Poetic in its delivery at many times. I think one reviewer used the word 'melodic' and I would agree with that assessment and most of the others. I am at somewhat of a disadvantage as a white male and not a black woman, and yet I clearly felt the angst. The author cleverly wove a few stories together and thus the trunk of her novel's tree rose. The linkage to the Underground Railroad was also very clever.