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Stranger Here Below In when Amazing Grace Jansen a firecracker from Appalachia meets Mary Elizabeth Cox the daughter of a Black southern preacher at Kentucky s Berea College they already carry the scars and tr

  • Title: Stranger Here Below
  • Author: Joyce Hinnefeld
  • ISBN: 9781609530044
  • Page: 387
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In 1961, when Amazing Grace Jansen, a firecracker from Appalachia, meets Mary Elizabeth Cox, the daughter of a Black southern preacher, at Kentucky s Berea College, they already carry the scars and traces of their mothers troubles Poor and single, Maze s mother has had to raise her daughter alone and fight to keep a roof over their heads Mary Elizabeth s mother has carrIn 1961, when Amazing Grace Jansen, a firecracker from Appalachia, meets Mary Elizabeth Cox, the daughter of a Black southern preacher, at Kentucky s Berea College, they already carry the scars and traces of their mothers troubles Poor and single, Maze s mother has had to raise her daughter alone and fight to keep a roof over their heads Mary Elizabeth s mother has carried a shattering grief throughout her life, a loss so great that it has disabled her and isolated her stern husband and her brilliant, talented daughter The caution this has scored into Mary Elizabeth has made her defensive and too private and limited her ambitions, despite her gifts as a musician But Maze s earthy fearlessness might be enough to carry them both forward toward lives lived bravely in an angry world that changes by the day Both of them are drawn to the enigmatic Georginea Ward, an aging idealist who taught at Berea sixty years ago, fell in love with a black man, and suddenly found herself renamed as a sister in a tiny Shaker community Sister Georgia believes in discipline and simplicity, yes But, important, her faith is rooted in fairness and the long reach of unconditional love.This is a novel about three generations of women and the love that makes families where none can be expected.

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    1. Joyce Hinnefeld

      Joyce Hinnefeld is an Associate Professor of Writing at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pa She is the author of a short story collection, Tell Me Everything and Other Stories University Press of New England, 1998 , which was awarded the 1997 Breadloaf Writer s Conference Bakeless Prize in fiction in 1997 Her first novel, In Hovering Flight, will be published by Unbridled Books in September 2008.

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    1. What I can say about this book – is READ IT. Read this book. Read this book. If you enjoy reading and books, this is a story for you. Stranger Here Below is a beautifully written story the centers on several generations of women, who live in the south. Their story is told from the point of view of each woman; the shift is done chapter by chapter, but the transition is smooth and it is never choppy. The story of these women crosses both economic and racial lines, as do their relationships. Addi [...]


    2. This is an amazing story of how ties that bind families together can't be broken, but also how sometimes our family is more than just people we are related to.The main characters all have one thing in common, the common bond they have is Berea College.Its 1961 and Amazing Grace Jensen, meets her new roommate Mary Elizabeth Cox at Berea College. Maze was raised by a single mom from Appalachia, and M.E. as Maze liked to call her was the only child of a southern black minister and his wife Sarah. M [...]


    3. Stranger Here Below, is an intensely rich novel that left me temporarily paralyzed. Hinnefeld is an author with a story to tell that reaches beyond the last page. The three main women in this book Maze, Mary Elizabeth and Georginea are interconnected to each other with a family history that has far reaching influence. Even though the book ends in 1968, themes and events that shape the characters lives still still hold value today. I can t say I identified with any specific woman, but more an ama [...]


    4. My review from my book review blog Rundpinne[return][return].Stranger Here Below by Joyce Hinnefeld is a book that will have the reader pondering the greater implications of family long after the last word is read. Hinnefeld creates a stunningly beautiful, sad and yet hopeful, story of the lives of three generations of women spanning the years 1862-1968, all interconnected in a non-linear manner throughout the novel. The story opens up with Amazing Grace “Maze” Jansen meeting her roommate Ma [...]


    5. When I first started reading Stranger Here Below, I didn’t think I’d like it all that much. I found the time jumps jarring, the multiple characters and storylines confusing. I felt that not enough time was spent on Mary Elizabeth and Maze for me to get to know them.My opinion changed, however, as I read on. As the women whose stories were told began to show up in the main storyline, I began to understand where they fit in. I realized each woman’s story was told more or less chronologically [...]


    6. Lovely portrayal or the relationships in a woman's life. Mothers. Daughters. Lovers. Friends. The book stats off with a question but I was so absorbed in all the characters' stories that I had to go back and remind myself of what I was reading to find out.


    7. Strange book. Some authors can do the jumping back and forth from present to past snd between different characters and still keep it all together and moving. This author could not. I had to keep referring back to recall who did what to whom. It just wasn't all that enjoyable. I didn't care for either of the main characters. One had too much personality and spunk and the other one seemed wan, soulless and drifting. The info about the Shaker community was the only redeeming quality of this book.


    8. This review first appeared on my blog: jewelknits/2011/0This is a multi-layered tale of women all born before their time, their quietly amazing lives, and the interwoven friendships and relationships that they have, both individually and together.There's Georginea, born in 1872, the granddaughter of Ephraim Ward, the abolitionist, whose fellow students were Lyman Beecher and Theodore Ward. When her mother Rose dies at her birth, her father Davis Ward, leaves her in the care of her maternal aunt [...]


    9. I enjoy literary fiction for the depth of its stories, the necessity of savoring each word and its ability to allow the reader to enter a new world without sacrificing the human foibles that connect the reader with the characters. Yet, I truly struggle to review literary fiction because my reaction to it is so subtle and so internal, it really is all but impossible to put that reaction into words. This is especially true of Stranger Here Below.A beautifully told story about the friendship betwee [...]


    10. If I had not met the author, I would not have purchased this book (only because the title and book cover didn't really entice me; although I might have borrowed it at the library!). I had the pleasure of hearing the author read selections and talk about her process at a recent seminar on the Shakers. One of the characters in her book ends up caring for the last Shaker at a community in Kentucky and supposedly learning a few life lessons therein.It was an uneven book, with great potential from my [...]


    11. Mary Elizabeth wants to be somebody, Maze wants to be happy. Mary Elizabeth is careful, she has goals and she has plans. Maze is a immediate, she is unpredictable, she is a swashbuckler. Mary Elizabeth is black, Maze is white, it matters little, they are friends, Maze is passionate, Mary Elizabeth is careful. Neither comes from wealthy families, they have seen some troubles.The story wanders slowly like a steady stream, gradually descending, gradually building power, but then it dissipates, endi [...]


    12. Well written a bit confusing, moved in time between 2 mothers and 2 daughters, the Daughters room together at college, one black one white. Their moms are pretty messed up with sad back stories. A bit of a struggle to read, some characters more interesting than others.


    13. 3.5 stars. I really wanted to love this one. The writing was lovely and the characters had so much promise. It just felt to me like it should have been longer, given the main characters more of a chance to grow.


    14. I found this book hard to follow with its frequent change in time period and character focus. And the end really brought me up short. I've enjoyed a number of books with ambiguous endings, but in this book it just felt like the author just decided it was time to quit and did. Very unsatisfying.


    15. An African American college girl and a white college girl become improbable friends in 1961. Their friendship uncovers secrets from both families' pasts. Well-written and evocative.


    16. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The stories of the characters were woven together in a masterful way. I also enjoyed the Shakertown setting in parts of the novel.


    17. What an interesting read. The author is a fabulous PYT Mom - it's awesome to read a book when you know the author; you get an entirely different perspective on the word construction. a-MA'Z-ing.


    18. had great promise but ultimately i just didn't like any of the characters. style was convoluted and not easily readable





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