Peachtree Road Author:Anne Rivers Siddons Headstrong, exuberant, and independent, Lucy Bondurant is a devastating beauty who will never become the demure Southern lady her mother and society demand. Sheppard Gibbs Bondurant III, Lucy's older cousin, is too shy and bookish to become the classically suave and gregarious Southern gentleman his family expects. Growing up together in a spraw... more »ling home on Atlanta's Peachtree Road, these two will be united by fierce love and hate, and by rebellion against the narrow aristocratic society into which they were born. Anne Rivers Siddons's classic novel vividly brings to life their mesmerizing, unforgettable story--set against the dramatic changing landscape of Atlanta, a sleepy city destined for greatness.« less
One of my favorite books of all time. Siddons captures certain aspects of the South so well that you feel like you are right there. The most intriguing thing for me is that the book is written from a male character's point of view, which is rarely done by female authors. Give it a try, you may just fall in love with it, too!
"The author of such works as Homeplace and heartbreak Hotel establishes herself in the front ranks of Southern writers...While there are hints of Truman Capote & Tennessee Williams (two of my favorite writers); Siddons is her own woman in this asorbing tale." according to Los Angeles Times Book Review. While the Ricmond Times-Dispatch states, "Colored in rich, dark tones... A briliant novel with richly Southern themes of change and lost losve. It pulsates with it's vital portrayal of a Southern city in transition and the universal sadness of love left behind." "Peachtree Road is Siddons' love letter to Atlants," says the Chicago Tribune.