Anne Rivers Siddons invites you into her home and her heart
In this collection of heartfelt and involving vignettes, Anne Rivers Siddons--the beloved bestselling author of Downtown, Hill Towns, and Colony--offers a stirring and insightful look at our everyday world and how one woman has chosen to live in it. ... more »Moving from memories of her gentle grandfather to her uncanny ability to attract stray animals, Siddons' intimate stories of her family are graced with the same poetic lilt and vibrant detail that have so wonderfully served her novels. For all those who know and love her works of fiction, John Chancellor Makes Me Cry is a glorious and thoroughly entertaining treat.« less
Anne Rivers Siddons has such a way with words! She can paint a picture so clear it's like a photograph. These essays take the reader through the year of her memories of her childhood days in Atlanta up to and through early times of her marriage. Her adjustment to being a stepmother will ring true to all those readers in that situation I'm sure. And being a southeren belle in the 1950's? As Michigan woman I found it just fascinating. A great "reward" book-- That is you can reward yourself for finishing a dreaded task by a half hour reading just one essay.