Thank you to Rosie Amber!
Mourning Dove is cultural fiction set in Memphis and begins in 1970. It portrays the deep set roots of the Deep South. This is Millie’s coming-of-age story as she is moulded between her close relationship with her brother, and her distant rapport with her mother.
Millie’s early childhood took place in Minnesota, but Posey brought her children back to her own childhood home when she walked out on her alcoholic husband. Posey easily fell back into the social circles of the elite crowd, but Millie and brother Finley began as outsiders. While Finley stretched his wings and thrived, Millie walked in his shadow. Was this due to her shy personality or the expectations of the niche circles her mother moved in?
I thought the author did a good job of describing the glittering socialites of the era and how they performed in public…
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