A Blade of Grass

A Blade of Grass

Book - 2003
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Together, two women struggle to hold on to a farm, but the quietly encroaching civil war brings out conflicting loyalties that turn the fight for the farm into a fight for their lives. A wrenching story of friendship and betrayal and of the trauma of the land that has shaped post-colonial Africa.
Publisher: Toronto : HarperCollins , c2003
ISBN: 9780002005555
Branch Call Number: FIC DES
Characteristics: 387 p. : ports. ; 21 cm


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Aug 02, 2015

This books was beautifully written, capturing and humanizing a complex and heartbreaking page of history.

WVMLStaffPicks Jan 19, 2015

On an isolated South African farm, at the height of apartheid, a series of tragedies leave a white farm woman and the daughter of her maid in desperate circumstances. The friendship that grows between them is dangerous and ultimately impossible.

michiemouse Sep 26, 2010

One of the most depressing books I have ever read. Reminds me of The Kite Runner where you get to a point and say well nothing worse can happen now can it?The story consists of one depressing scenario after another

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