|Format Type||:||Mass Market Paperback|
|Number of Pages||:||167 Pages|
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I enjoyed reading this book as it is an old book from my mom, who passed away almost twenty years ago. There is just something really special about going through the same pages she did. Apart from that, it's just a nice story and not much more than that. It's very accessible and light, probably a bit too much so for many readers. Despite the book not having much to offer from a literary standpoint, there are some elements in it that did appeal to me. I liked reading about tobacco cultivation. Taking into account the original story was written in 1958, it's interesting to see how themes such as sexuality and relationships are treated. As a coming of age story it also certainly has some charm to it. While perhaps a bit cliche, there are strong character developments which do make you want to read the story to the end.Overall I'm glad most works from my mother's collection are more down my alley.
Book so much better than the movie. I did enjoy the movie, but the book really went into the growing of tobacco. Most interesting.
I think I must have read this book. It was written by the mother of a classmate ofmine in prep school and based on the raising of shade grown tobacco in the valleyof the Connectict river around Hartford and near Windsor/Loomis(my school) also. In fact, some kids in the 1960 summer school were used as extras in the movie in the scene of the shade nets being put up. Just beforemy time there... When we used to drive to Hartford from Worcester to visit familyin West Hartford and Glastonbury(in the 1950's) we'd anticipate seeing those fields of white gauze(or whatever it was) spread over the green plants with the drying barns alongside. Lovely butgone now forever and replaced by shopping malls and suburban housing along theInterstate. UGH! Date read is a guess.
Must be about the third or fourth time I've read this book in the past 40 years. I love the main character and the way he thinks about the world, his place in it, and how his behaviors and thoughts mold his character. The setting isn't far from where I grew up in Connecticut, and a couple of high school friends "worked tobacco" in the summer so those two things probably add to my enjoyment of the book.
read in high school. it was made into a movie.
I actually found this book at a thrift store. I have the 45rpm of the theme song from the movie and was always curious since I had never seen it. I enjoyed the book very much. Well written.