5 thoughts on “In the Hope of Rising Again

  1. I was so looking forward to this book but it really lacked a lot. Scully isn’t great with the time~jumping around a lot, not as engaging as I thought it would be. Too many things going on and too many characters for my taste.

  2. This created a realistic story but that’s about all the good I can say. It had no excitement and the scene and characters were very bland. Nothing jumped off the page through the entire thing.

  3. Boring overall. The author turns some nice phrases here and there and speaks to some universal truths, but the plot is flat and it jumps back & forth in a way that is confusing at times.

  4. Helen Scully’s prose is lush and fluid, like the flood waters of the Mississippi. She sweeps you through three generations of the Riant family, from the golden days of the Civil War hero founder through its decline and rebirth in the midst of the Great Depression. One book jacket blurb describes this novel as “Southern Gothic,” and the prose does have a dreamy, decadent quality. At times I found the story depressing but appreciated its proto-feminist ending. One can only wonder how much was insp

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