The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

by Carson McCullers | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0618526412 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingSqueakyChuwing of Rockville, Maryland USA on 8/16/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by wingSqueakyChuwing from Rockville, Maryland USA on Wednesday, August 16, 2017
I selected this softcover (c. 1940, 1967) at the Little Free Library on Main Street ext in Swansboro, North Carolina, Thank you very much!

Journal Entry 2 by wingSqueakyChuwing at Rockville, Maryland USA on Friday, September 23, 2022
I just discovered that this is a second copy of the book I'm currently reading so I'll set this book free to release!

I finished the other copy of this book I had in November, 2022. This is what I wrote after I read it...

It's a bit hard to write about this book. The story takes place in a small town in the U.S. South in which a motley group of people interacted and affected each other's lives. The characters had difficult lives. Two were mutes, one was a heavy drunk, one was a storekeeper who kept his cafe open all night long, one was a teenager who was one of many children, and so forth. The characters were both white and black, but they mostly interacted with each other in supportive ways. The action in the book was as slow as molasses, but it was very moving. This was the debut novel and thoughts of the 23-year-old white female author who in 1940 made some rather prescient statements through characters' thoughts and dialogue.

The story had some deeply sad parts. It made me want to be able to reach into the pages of this book and do what Biff Brannon, the cafe owner in this story, did which was to support individuals with needs more difficult than his own no matter who they were.

I've heard of this book for a long time, but only recently decided that it was a story I wanted to tackle. It was one which took me a long time to finish, but it was never a story I wanted to abandon. I made the right choice to keep on reading right through the novel's end. I hope others choose to read this book as well.


I'm releasing this book for...

***The The February 2023 Heads Shoulders Knees and Toes Release Challenge hosted by awaywithfairies. The book title contains the words EAR and HEART.


Enjoy the book!

Journal Entry 4 by wingSqueakyChuwing at Rockville, Maryland USA on Monday, February 6, 2023
I removed this book from the shelf of the LIttle Free Library of Twinbrook (#7720) because I just got a request for it.

Journal Entry 5 by wingSqueakyChuwing at Rockville, Maryland USA on Monday, February 6, 2023

Released 1 mo ago (2/6/2023 UTC) at Rockville, Maryland USA


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