Property

by Valerie Martin | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0349117322 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingPlum-crazywing of Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on 8/6/2016
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Journal Entry 1 by wingPlum-crazywing from Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Saturday, August 06, 2016
Manon Gaudet is unhappily married to the owner of a Louisiana sugar plantation. She misses her family and longs for the vibrant lifestyle of her native New Orleans, but most of all, she longs to be free of the suffocating domestic situation. The tension revolves around Sarah, a slave girl who may have been given to Manon as a wedding present from her aunt, whose young son Walter is living proof of where Manon's husband's inclinations lie. This private drama is being played out against a brooding atmosphere of slave unrest and bloody uprisings. And if the attacks reach Manon's house, no one can be sure which way Sarah will turn ... Beautifully written, Property is an intricately told tale of both individual stories and of a country in a time of change, where ownership is at once everything and nothing, and where belonging, by contrast, is all.

Journal Entry 2 by wingPlum-crazywing at Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Friday, August 12, 2016
A short but very powerful book about slavery in the deep south of America, & showing that slavery comes in different forms as Manon is expected to be fully subservient to her despised husband. I don't know how factually correct it was but it seemed wholly credible to me (with the exception of the scene after Manon's mother dies!) A very good read indeed.

Journal Entry 3 by wingPlum-crazywing at Book Box, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Monday, November 06, 2017

Released 3 yrs ago (11/6/2017 UTC) at Book Box, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases

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Added to Nataliec7's "What the Reviewers Said" Bookbox.

Journal Entry 4 by Nataliec7 at West Molesey, Surrey United Kingdom on Friday, November 17, 2017
Chosen from my bookbox. Thanks Plum.

Journal Entry 5 by Nataliec7 at Penarth, Wales United Kingdom on Wednesday, April 18, 2018
An interesting, well written book. I sometimes struggle with reading this books about slavery as they make me so angry. I found reading from Manon's perspective, quite insightful really.
A book I enjoyed. Its a short but enjoyable read.

Released 2 yrs ago (8/31/2018 UTC) at -- Controlled Release, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom

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Travelling in my Wrap It up Bookbox.

Journal Entry 7 by 3vie at Gateshead, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Friday, September 14, 2018
Chosen from the wrap it up book box

Journal Entry 8 by 3vie at Gateshead, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Saturday, July 18, 2020
Shocking and disturbing, yet an absolutely compelling read. I couldn’t put it down even though nearly all the characters were very unlikeable. I thought it ended rather abruptly though and I wished the author had written another book maybe from Sarah’s or Delphine’s POV or even Joel’s.

Journal Entry 9 by 3vie at Gateshead, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Tuesday, September 01, 2020

Released 6 mos ago (9/1/2020 UTC) at Gateshead, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom

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Putting into the already bookcrossed bookbox

Journal Entry 10 by dolph1n at Chester, Cheshire United Kingdom on Monday, September 07, 2020
Taken from the Already Crossed Bookbox

Journal Entry 11 by dolph1n at Chester, Cheshire United Kingdom on Monday, October 26, 2020
An interesting but shocking story. I felt sorry for Manon whilst also disliking her. I thought the ending was very abrupt and wanted to know more.

Journal Entry 12 by dolph1n at Chester, Cheshire United Kingdom on Monday, January 11, 2021

Released 1 mo ago (1/11/2021 UTC) at Chester, Cheshire United Kingdom

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On its way to a Little Free Library

Journal Entry 13 by wingPoodlesisterwing at Walthamstow, Greater London United Kingdom on Friday, January 15, 2021
In a box of books from dolph1n. For release but I am tempted to read it.....

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