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FREE PDF ☆ BOOK Tobacco Sticks Í WILLIAM HAZELGROVE È [Download] ➸ Tobacco Sticks ➽ William Hazelgrove – In the aftermath of WW II the Hartwell family struggles to remain whole as a season of change descends upon the South Old loyalties and familiar ties are abandoned as their sleepEnce between his family and the brother they refuse to understand and make his way in a time of unrelenting change Through it all his father counsels and confides easing the path of maturity with a strength of conviction that takes a lifetime to lea I totally enjoyed reading this A good story about family days past and the lose of innocence of the young I look forward to reading Hazelgrove's The Pitcher soon

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In the aftermath of WW II the Hartwell family struggles to remain whole as a season of change descends upon the South Old loyalties and familiar ties are abandoned as their sleepy community lashes out with hate when Burke Hartwell Sr chooses to defe There are times that I wonder how any Southerner writes a coming of age novel Given that To Kill a Mockingbird was published than 50 years ago every novelist has to deal with its shadow but Southerners have it especially tough At least two of the professional reviews I read for Hazelgrove's story referenced TKAMI admit that it was hard to miss the similarities However Hazelgrove has his on tale to tell Lee Hartwell has grown up in Richmond VA where things are slow to change However World War II has made changes to the whole world and some of them are affecting Hartwell and his familyI believe Hazelgrove does a good job of putting the reader in Lee's shoes Hazelgrove does not give Lee an adult's knowledge of the world but he also gives his narrator plenty of chances to learn about how the adult world works I found the story interesting and believable I presently live near Richmond and from what I have learned since coming here the novel seems plausibleIf you are interested in coming of age tales stories about American history or in the changes this country has experienced I would suggest that you try Tobacco Sticks

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Tobacco SticksNd a black maid who is accused of stealing a priceless heirloom from the man who wants to remain the US Senator from Virginia As his world fills with confusing strife 13 year old Lee Hartwell struggles to avoid the perils of first love break the sil I just finished Tobacco Sticks by Wm Hazelgrove which I feel is worthy of recognition One reviewer called it a rip off of To Kill A Mockingbird If that's the worst you can say about a book I'll take that comparison any day This is the story of a family in post World War 11 as told by the narrator a 12 year old boy The setting is Richmond Virginia which is still mired in the racial and class segregation of the Old South Yet times they are a changing The unions are starting to get a foothold and even uppity Negras are beginning to have a say in the political order which has been dominated by the old boy network That political machine is so powerful that they will use any means even illegalities to maintain the status uo The narrator Lee Hartwell witnesses the change that will touch his entire family and his friends as well His father Burke comparable to the Atticus Finch lawyer in Mockingbird has been part of the political machine and becomes the campaign manager for the power boss state senator who is up for re election Burke must straddle carefully between his own moral instincts and those of steel mill magnate Buddy Hillman who is the financial broker for the senator The latter will devote whatever efforts are necessary to beat the unionblack supporters of the challenger Lee's life is upended as his father breaks with the machine over a criminal charge lodged against Fanny a black household servant of Hillman which causes Lee and his father to be ostracized by the city Lee's friends and even the girl of his dreams Careen Hillman break with the Hartwell family Burke's courage is tested to its limits I won't say why as he defends Fanny The last third of the book will have you in angst as the trial rushes to conclusion The author although not a lawyer does create a vivid atmosphere throughout the book and especially during the trial where secrets and motives are revealed Allow me one personal criticism by pointing out a legal error He has the lawyers objecting to leading uestions on cross examination leading the witness on cross is of course permitted and common There are also hearsay problems but these technical glitches do nothing to spoil a story that captured a slice of history for me I recommend this legal and social novel to everyone Happy reading