A Gracious Plenty
After sustaining terrible burns from a household accident as a young girl, Finch Nobles refuses the pity of her hometown. The brave and feisty loner finds comfort in visiting her father’s cemetery, where she soon discovers that she can hear the voices of those buried underground. When she begins to speak to them, their answers echo around her in a remarkable chorus of regrets, explanations, and insights. A wonderfully wrought amalgam of Steinbeck, Faulkner, Spoon River Anthology, and Our Town, A Gracious Plenty is a masterful tale not soon forgotten. [Amazon.com]
New York, NY
Burn victims (Fiction), Cemeteries (Fiction), Girls (Fiction), Southern States (Fiction)
Creative Writing | Fiction
Reynolds, Sheri, "A Gracious Plenty" (1997). MFA Creative Writing Faculty Bookshelf. 27.