Peachtree Road Author:Anne Rivers Siddons Lucy Bondurant Chastain Venable and her now reclusive cousin Sheppard Gibbs Bondurant III, have been confidants ever since Lucy came to live with Shep's family. These two and their town has been through much over the years, and whether they can survive it together still remains to be seen... — Lucy Bondurant Chastain Venable is a beautiful burnin... more »g flame of a woman, a woman of great passion and terrible need. Sheppard Gibbs Bondurant III, Lucy's cousin and lifelong confidant, is a man turned recluse because of his own fatal feelings. Their mesmerizing story begins on the childhood day when Lucy comes to live with Shep's family in the great house on Peachtree Road. Set in one of the South's most elite societies, here is a novel that chronicles the turbulent changes of a great city - and gives us the unforgettable story of astonishing love and hate between one woman and one man.« 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.