The Last List of Miss Judith Kratt

The Last List of Miss Judith Kratt

A Novel

eBook - 2019
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Judith inherited all the Kratt family had to offer - the pie safe, the copper clock, the murder that no one talked about. She's presided over the house quite well, thank you very much, admittedly with some help from her companion, Olva. But her wayward younger sister suddenly returns home after decades, sparking an inventory of all that belongs to them. Set in the hard-luck cotton town of Bound, South Carolina - which the Kratts used to rule but which now struggles to contain its worst instincts - the new household overflows with memories. Interweaving the present with chilling flashbacks from one fateful evening in 1929, Judith pieces together a list of what matters. Untangling the legacy of the family misfortunes will require help from every one of them, no matter how tight their bond, how long they've called Bound home, or what they own.
Publisher: [United States] : Sourcebooks Inc, 2019
Characteristics: 1 online resource
ISBN: 9781492678878 (electronic bk.)
1492678872 (electronic bk.)
Call Number: eBook hoopla


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JeffcoBooks Jun 15, 2020

Spurred by the sudden return of her sister, Judith Kratt pieces together the influence her family had on their small South Carolina cotton town, discovering how dark family secrets can cause ripples for decades. Judith's present is interwoven with chilling flashbacks from one fateful evening in 1... Read More »

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Jun 29, 2019

Miss Judith Kratt lives in a house full of heirlooms. As she undertakes a final inventory, she tells us her story and adds to her list. Her companion is Olva, a black woman who has been with the family since birth. From the beginning, the reader is aware of a pivotal event in the Kratt family -- the shooting death of brother Quincy. This book is full of symbolism and metaphors. It will be a popular choice for books groups who enjoy southern fiction and books that explore sibling relationships, race relations, poverty and justice. The prose is beautiful, but Judith's story is bittersweet at best and downright depressing at times.


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