• Title: A Place Called Wiregrass
  • Author: MichaelMorris
  • ISBN: 9780060727109
  • Page: 221
  • Format: Paperback
  • A Place Called Wiregrass Erma Lee is on the run Running from an abusive husband running from a mother who doesn t care never cared Running from a soul numbing factory job that has held her down her entire life Erma Lee and he
    Erma Lee is on the run Running from an abusive husband running from a mother who doesn t care never cared Running from a soul numbing factory job that has held her down her entire life Erma Lee and her granddaughter, Cher, flee to the town of Wiregrass, Alabama, to escape the past and start over or so Erma Lee thinks Erma Lee forms an unlikely friendErma Lee is on the run Running from an abusive husband running from a mother who doesn t care never cared Running from a soul numbing factory job that has held her down her entire life Erma Lee and her granddaughter, Cher, flee to the town of Wiregrass, Alabama, to escape the past and start over or so Erma Lee thinks Erma Lee forms an unlikely friendship with Miss Claudia, an elderly socialite who is hiding a few details about her own past Life in Wiregrass is different for Erma Lee and Cher, for here they find mercy and promise until, that is, the day Cher s convict father arrives in town, forcing all three women to come to terms with buried secrets.

    One Reply to “A Place Called Wiregrass”

    1. This was an excellent first novel. I found Erma Lee’s actions and thoughts very believable, considering what her life has been like. I did get a little frustrated with some of her behavior, and the book gets a little god preachy in the middle, but the rest of the book makes up for it. A sad but hopeful ending.

    2. If you are from the south, you will love this book! I actually had the opportunity to meet this author and he is awesome!

    3. So far this is a great book. I have had it laying around in different places in the house since I received it in the mail from paperbackswap. I was taking it to our over-flowing bookshelf when I decided that I would give it a whirl while I was "trying" to read The Story of O ("O" was difficult to read given that it is translated from a text written decades ago). I am glad I have picked it up, but it is slow going for just a bit on my end (not the book because it is great). I hope to finish it so [...]

    4. The subject of this book is not one I would normally pick but once I started reading I could not put the book down. Michael Morris is an excellent writter. The characters seemed as real to me as the people next door. I plan on ready all of his books.

    5. I finished reading this book just in time for Monday's Book Club meeting. It'll be interesting to hear what 10 or so different women have to say, which of the characters we relate to, and how the book does (or doesn't) reflect our individual experiences.

    6. I was fearful Mr. Morris wouldn't be able to pull off a book whose main characters are women but delighted he did.

    7. Erma Lee and her granddaughter Cher need refuge. Wiregrass, Alabama seems as good a place as any. If they can only get a little bit a head while keeping all the ugliness behind them things will work out. The problem is that for every step forward they take, they also take 2 steps backward. Only through friendship, swallowing pride and faith can they begin making gains on a new life.

    8. This is one of those books I didn't want to end. I had come to know the characters and they felt like old friends. I could hear their voices as I read. The author's descriptive, poignant writing style made me feel as though I was there. Even after the book was placed back on the shelf, my heart was still in Wiregrass, AL.

    9. A good story although the plot becomes somewhat depressing at times. Erma Lee is a fighter, but she has so much of her past to overcome. Miss Claudia is also a fighter and together they help heal one another.

    10. I waffled between 3 and 4 stars of this, but it was probably more my mood than the book that swayed it to 3, so I went with a 4. The characters were great, the plot was good, but the domestic violence scenes kind of took a certain mood. They were heart-wrenching at best.

    11. The author truly captured a small southern town. The way Erma Lee has the courage to pick up and move and start a new life for herself and her granddaughter, is an inspiring story. The story is a true uplifting story.

    12. Erma Lee is running from her abusive husband with her granddaughter Cher. She goes to a town called Wiregrass and meets Miss Claudia. Sad, heartwarming book.

    13. Good book about 2 women from different social and economic styles but have 1 thing in common so become best friends.

    14. Great read! Since I grew up in the Wiregrass area I loved this book. Well written with a wonderful message.

    15. A very moving story about 2 strong female characters that meet and find out how much they need each other.

    16. UpliftingA very touching book about new beginnings and mended pasts. Michael Morris does a great job of making the characters come to life.

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