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Peeing My Pants With Book Anticipation – THE QUEEN OF PALMYRA – March 12, 2010

This week’s book that I’m super excited about is a book some bloggers may have already heard about, but I wanted to feature it here because holy hell this sounds SO GOOD! What set me over the edge was that Booklist compared The Queen of Palmyra to The Secret Life of Bees and The Help, both of which I loooved.

The Queen of Palmyra by Minrose Gwin

  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial; Original edition (April 27, 2010)

“It’s the story of Florence Forrest, a young girl growing up in 1960s Mississippi with an absent, alcoholic mother and a violent, unpredictable father. Florence’s only refuge is her grandmother’s house, where she spends her time in the company of Zenie, her grandparents’ longtime maid. Zenie, who is black, views Florence, who is white, as just another chore, but Zenie’s vibrant niece, Eva, takes Florence under her wing. The two grow ever closer, willfully oblivious at first to the way race divides their town. But those with darker intentions will not let them remain oblivious forever . . .”

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16 Responses to “Peeing My Pants With Book Anticipation – THE QUEEN OF PALMYRA – March 12, 2010”

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  2. Diane

    This sounds like the kind of story I always seem to enjoy. Thanks for bringing it to my attention Trish.


  3. Word Lily

    I’m looking forward to this one, too.


  4. Jen - Devourer of Books

    Oh, I have a copy of this, and it looks SO GOOD. Now must just get around to reading it…


  5. A Bookshelf Monstrosity

    Ooh, this one sounds great! Thanks for the heads-up.


  6. Kathy (Mommysreading)

    Oh, this does sound good. It kinda reminds me of kitchen house, which I am reading now. Although, it is set in a much different time period. Thank you for letting us know about it.


  7. Ivy

    Have put this one at the top of my reading list!


  8. Jess - A Book Hoarder

    This looks like such a great book. Great now there is just one more that I can’t wait to be released.


  9. Jessica (The Bluestocking Society)

    Thanks for highlighting this one. I’m trying to get my hands on a copy as soon as possible!


  10. Pam

    I absolutely loved The Help. Now I’m peeing my pants with anticipation too. I’m going to add this to my tbr list right now! Thanks for the heads up.


  11. Julie

    This definitely sounds like a good one! I also read and loved The Help, so this sounds like it would be right up my alley! Thanks for telling us about it!


  12. Greg Gutierrez

    I too sought the refuge of my Grandmother’s house. I look forward to reading this.

    Greg Gutierrez
    Zen and the Art of Surfing


  13. Ti

    I have this one coming to me!! I am so excited.


  14. zibilee

    I hadn’t yet heard of this one, but it looks very good! I will definitely be checking it out!


  15. Kari

    Oh man, someone at Harper gave me the heads up about this book MONTHS ago! I added it to my Goodreads ‘to read’ list…and completely forgot about it until now! Thanks for the reminder!


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