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Book Title: The Son Of Andalusia|
The author of the book: Thomas K. Matthews
Edition: Andalusia Press - San Diego, California
Date of issue: November 17th 2014
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Format files: PDF
The size of the: 13.72 MB
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In 1926, thirty miles from Andalusia Alabama, a baby boy is born to a female inmate of The Farm, a thousand acre former cotton plantation turned prison. The warden’s childless wife claims the boy as her own, much to the horror of her husband. Everyone on the farm is sworn to secrecy, setting in motion a life that pits love against heartbreak and faith against lies. For the next sixteen years the boy’s birth mother works in silent torment as nursemaid and cook, while the secret breeds loss and longing amid the backdrop of the depression era South. The Son of Andalusia pulls the reader on a journey that spans time and and tests the strength of the human spirit.
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"Son of Andalusia is a powerfully written work of historical fiction told through the narrative and biting dialogue that lasts through the final page. The tale takes place in an Alabama prison starting in 1926 when a child is born to an inmate. Matthews’ first sentence and the following lines in the book are beautiful and dramatic: “Nothing could stop the birth or the storm. Both mother and sky joined in a state of expulsion that could not be deterred by God or man. The rain and the wind came from nowhere and joined the drama unfolding in barracks one." The book explores the effect of this tension between the warden’s love for his wife and his hate for this child. James, a forgiving, honest, and charismatic young man, and is the perfect foil for his drunken and evildoing father. When Elizabeth succumbs to an illness, that leaves the warden free to ignore his wife’s deathbed pleas to continue the boy's education and nurturing. There is a stark quality to this dark novel which only heightens the experience of reading it. Had I not been flush with too many other tasks to get done, this would have been a book that I read in one sitting. This novel gets my strongest recommendation."
• West Coast Don / Men Reading Book Blog Review.
“The Son of Andalusia is a heartfelt journey of love, loss and betrayal. Matthews captures the era and the culture of 1926 Alabama as though he lived through this poignant story of faith and reclamation. A triumph!”
• Andrew McAllister - Best selling author of Unauthorized Access
"Destined to become an important American literary novel."
• Roy Lee Matthews - Retired American Literature teacher.
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