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Shirley Ann Grau (b. 1929) is a Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist of nine novels and short story collections, whose work is set primarily in her native South

Shirley Ann Grau (b. 1929) is a Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist of nine novels and short story collections, whose work is set primarily in her native South. Grau was raised in Alabama and Louisiana, and many of her novels document the broad social changes of the Deep South during the twentieth century, particularly as they affected African Americans.

Shirley Ann Grau (born July 8, 1929) is an American writer. She was born in New Orleans, and her work is set primarily in the Deep South and explores issues of race and gender. She lived during much of her childhood in and around Montgomery and Selma, Alabama with her mother. She graduated in 1950 Phi Sigma Kappa with a ., from Newcomb College, the women's coordinate college of Tulane University. Her collection of stories, The Black Prince, was nominated for the National Book Award in 1956.

Grau’s riveting story of one man’s rise to power in New Orleans - and the mystery, joy, sorrow, love, and death . The Condor Passes is a simmering dynastic saga of three generations colliding in their battle to control an empire. xx. Similar torrents.

Grau’s riveting story of one man’s rise to power in New Orleans - and the mystery, joy, sorrow, love, and death that shape his extraordinary life. Like many people in tury New Orleans, Thomas Henry Oliver came to the city to escape a dull life - in his case, a childhood in the backwoods of the Midwest.

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Grau's remarkable story of a black mother and daughter struggling to find their own paths through the tumult of the Great Depression and the civil rights movementThere are few circumstances worse than being an orphaned, homeless, African American child in the South during the Great Depression. But when Nanda is accepted into an elite school on the East Coast, Mary finds she can't keep some of the world's cruel realities at bay forever. Told from the perspective of both mother and daughter, Roadwalkers is the story of a special bond forged by savage history, and a tale of extraordinary loyalty and sacrifice. This ebook features an illustrated. Books related to The Condor Passes. Religion and the Decline of Magic.

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The Condor Passes is the epic saga of a wealthy but troubled Louisiana family

The Condor Passes is the epic saga of a wealthy but troubled Louisiana family. In it, the lives of key family members are laid bare as the years and decades go by. Ninety-five year old Thomas Henry Oliver is the patriarch of the clan.

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One reviewer wrote that the Pulitzer Prize Committee missed this one, and while I agree that the writing reminds me of Faulkner's "As I Lay Dying" and Hemingway's "Snows of Kilimanjaro", I gave this a 3 because ... noting really happens (also, I found both those books rather depressing, so not a fan of them). There is some beautiful writing here, but there is not a character that I cared what happened to them. They all have their flaws to the point that they add nothing to humanity. The person I ended up caring most for was Stanley the butler, and all he did was whatever he was told to do. This is sort of a well written life of the rich and famous. I wanted to care for Robert, but I quit caring about him as well. I am trying very hard not to put in spoilers in this review.

If you want to follow the life of someone climbing from rags to riches through the seamier side of life in New Orleans, this does have an interesting description of that, a well written description. I wouldn't say the book is a waste of time, but I set it down with a hmmm instead of a wow. There were times I had trouble following her descriptions and understanding where she was going; I felt like she was just writing to show how well she could write. Based on some of the reviews, I may read at least one more of her books before I give up on her.
I felt reading this book was a duty rather than a pleasure. It felt very old-fashioned to me, but I had heard of it and felt I should check it out.. It was only $1.99, so what did I have to lose? It held my interest, but the story of a multi-generational family in New Orleans didn't seem fresh or innovative to me. In fact the only character I was really interested in reading about was the black factotum.

This story may have been new and exciting in 1971, but it reads like warmed-over grits today. The writing is excellent, but the story is tired.
This is an unusually story in the way that it is organized. It starts and ends with the concept of the other character's personalities as seen by a black servant/care giver/chauffeur. It between chapters depict the lives of an old man, his two daughters and an unrelated boy who grows into manhood and marries one of the daughters. All of the characters live the wealthy life due to the old man's, early-on criminal activity. The story is fascinating due to the disgustingly decadent way they live their lives. It is replete with a southern theme.
This book is perplexing, and you are free to take away from it what you want. There are more than the riches, the endless women & alcohol, the story of two men born in poverty & making their way. Are they better than the two women born with the proverbial silver spoon in their mouth, but devoid of compassion?
I love reading about New Orleans nearly as much as I like being there, breathing in the rotten odor that permeates every crack in the sidewalk, every musty corner, every breeze that blows in. Do you like the characters? Not exactly. But you do like that you understand, as you make your journey on their feet.
The rags to riches story of a New Orleans family. Much too much about who is sleeping with whom. And the Condor? It's a boat. Also much too much about boats and flowers and gardens and redecorating houses --- unless you love reading about boats or flowers or gardens or redecorating houses.
I'm sorry I let so much of my life go by without knowing about Shirley Ann Grau. Her prose is beautiful and jarring at he same time. I was intrigued by the construct of this story of a family through narratives by the players. Gritty, personal, shocking, and often very sad. When the narratives overlap, the reader perceives that one person's pain is another's triumph. Reminiscent of "An Instance of the Fingerpost" or Lawrence Durrell's "Alexandria Quartet." For one who is fascinated by the South, New Orleans, and history, this is a wonderful read.
Very good read. The interactions of the characters was believable . It really showed how a dynasty of the rich
and masterful control of one person affects all the princapls in the book. Story shows how money attains goals,
but does not bring happiness or contentment. Emotional instabilities of the characters affected family dynamics,
but only brought material comforts.
The novel was a little dark and did make a person think about money and what it buys and how it affects the lives of people. The book skips between past and present and keeps the reader interested in the outcome.