Plantation: A Lowcountry Tale

by Dorothea Benton Frank | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0515131083 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingbookczukwing of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA on 3/28/2004
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6 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by wingbookczukwing from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA on Sunday, March 28, 2004
Picked up a second copy of this book, simply to have on hand for when someone wants a book based in this area. Got it at a local book sale for 25 cents...Who could pass up such a bargin!

The picture is actually of the old Morris Island Light which is up here in Charleston, rather than Edisto, but I love the lighthouse and like to show it off.

A local writer...have read two of her other books.

From the Publisher
Pat Conroy called Dorothea Benton Frank's debut, Sullivan's Island, "hilarious and wise," while Anne Rivers Siddons declared that it "roars with life." Here, Frank evokes a lush plantation in the heart of modern-day South Carolina-where family ties and hidden truths run as deep and dark as the mighty Edisto River.

Author Biography: Dorothea Benton Frank was born and raised on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina. The New York Times bestselling author of Sullivan's Island, Plantation, and Isle of Palms, she is a nationally recognized volunteer fundraiser for the arts and education, and an advocate of literacy programs and women's issues. She resides in the New York area with her husband and two children.

Publisher Synopsis
Now, in this poignant mother-daughter story, Frank evokes a lush plantation in the heart of modern-day South Carolina-where family ties and hidden truths run as deep and dark as the mighty Edisto River...

Journal Entry 2 by wingbookczukwing from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA on Sunday, March 28, 2004
On loan to Bumma

Journal Entry 3 by wingbummawing from Charleston, South Carolina USA on Sunday, March 28, 2004
From Bookczuk

Journal Entry 4 by wingbookczukwing from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA on Monday, July 5, 2004
Received back from Bumma and now available. I will try to hound her to make an entry, but one can only bully one's mother so far!

Journal Entry 5 by wingbookczukwing from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA on Wednesday, July 7, 2004
REserved for another bookcrosser in the Netherlands (a different lowcountry).

July 10, 2004

It costs more to send the book over to Marlene-TC than I think the book would cost to buy new. A mailbag was just sent to The Netherlands, but I missed it. : (

I will hold the book until I can find someone willing to carry it or another mailbag goes. If I win the lottery, I will send it myself!

The picture is of the Edisto River. Its waters appear black from the tannins of the cypress trees that grow along it.

Journal Entry 6 by wingbummawing from Charleston, South Carolina USA on Sunday, July 11, 2004
Since I have come here from the north to live, I have grown to appreciate the Southern way of life, the people, their customs,diet and not having to shovel snow.
"Plantation" is set on the Edisto River, not too far from Charleston and its way of life is amost the same as Charleston. I enjoyed reading about a family, Mother a wealthy landowner with eccentric ways, daughter a New Yorker come home to learn just what the situation is, son a man with problems. Fun to read.

Released on Sunday, July 11, 2004 at RABCK to fellow Bookcrossing member in RABCK, A RABCK Controlled Releases.

Going to Marlene-TC in The Netherlands bwo Germany and the kind hand of amaradevinmom.

Journal Entry 8 by amaradevinmom on Tuesday, July 27, 2004
got in the mail today. Will be passing on to Marlene when I get to the post office at the end of the week. :)

Journal Entry 9 by CrazyDutchwoman from Heemstede, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Wednesday, September 8, 2004
Hi I have just received this book. thank you both (also posted a message in the forum) so much.

I love the postcard and I will most definitely tell you my thoughts on this book when i am done.
thanks amaradevinmom for helping us out.

Update december 11

Because at the moment I hardly read anything else then true crime and this book is on my shelf collecting dust for 3 months I am going to set it available. I did not really like the other book I have read by this author which is the reason I still have not read it.

If someone asks for this book they can have it, if not maybe I find time to read.

Released on Saturday, December 18, 2004 at about 1:00:00 AM BX time (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada) at train in we meet in the train, given to a fellow BCer Controlled Releases.


In 1 hour I am going to meet a bookcrosser in teh train. we stop for 10 minutes at the station (we have never seen each other) and we pass a couple of books
Isn't that great !
Both on our way to our family

Journal Entry 11 by eMeReS from Leiden, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Sunday, December 19, 2004
Got this one as part of the package I received from Marlene-TC at our successful swap in the train yesterday.
I am not sure if I'll get round to reading this book, but if I don't I will make sure it travels around a bit more. That is also why I will set it as "available" rather than "to be read".

Released 16 yrs ago (3/17/2006 UTC) at OBCZ Monk! good food & drinks, jazz and books! in Den Helder, Noord-Holland Netherlands



Going to Texel for the weekend with a friend. If we manage to find it we plan to have lunch at Monk and check out the bookshelf. I never got round to reading this book, maybe it will find a reader in Den Helder or at least a starting point for further travel.

Journal Entry 13 by Arieremco from Den Helder, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Tuesday, August 12, 2008
This book made quit a trip. First from the usa o crazydutchwoman then to Den Helder and further to Dublin, Northern Ireland, and now back again in the Netherlands. From thursday the book will be in the international atelier of Richter to start new adventures.

Enjoy the book and give it to a next reader!

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