Struggles of Women Folk by T.M. Brown
This is the story of Georgie. She is a young black girl growing up in the 1940s in a small, rural town in Virginia. Life is hard and she dreams of better life. She experiences great loss and heartache. She loses friends and family, as well as the love of her life. And still, she remains strong. This emotional and inspiring story has a gritty dialogue. TM Brown’s signature writing style is captivating. You will find it difficult to stop reading once you begin..
“When parents eat unripe grapes, the children’s teeth suffer” Set in the 1940’s post slavery, Georgie and her Sissy are closer than cousins, they are more like sisters. When one fatal night descended upon them Georgie’s and Sissy’s life changed forever. Georgie was the youngest of her mother’s children and Sissy an only child. Throughout her life, Georgie experiences things that would break most women in today’s time, yet she prevailed. When it seemed she could take no more sorrow, something else would be sent in to test Georgie’s strength. The story reminded me of Job throughout her entire struggle she never cursed God and she remained faithful and diligent.
The author’s use of colloquial language really sets the stories flow. The characters were developed and believable. Georgie, the main character was sent through a myriad of emotions and setbacks. The author maintained her strong voice throughout the book with not only the main characters but the secondary ones as well. Even though this book was set in the 1940’s, its message of perseverance and strength can still be applied to today’s woman. This was a short but powerful read, overall I give the book 4 stars.
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