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Publisher's Summary

Sweetgrass is a historic tract of land in South Carolina that has been home to the Blakely family for eight generations. But Sweetgrass — named for the indigenous grass that grows in the area — is in trouble. Taxes are skyrocketing. Bulldozers are leveling the surrounding properties. And the Blakelys could be forced to sell the one thing that continues to hold their disintegrating family together.

In this poignant novel of hope, acceptance and the powerful gift of forgiveness, Mary Alice Monroe paints an intimate portrait of a family that must learn to unravel old patterns and weave together a new future.

©2005 Mary Alice Kruesi (P)2010 Brilliance Audio.

Critic Reviews

“The lush details in this prodigal-son tale bring the low-country setting to life.… Readers who enjoy such fine Southern voices as Pat Conroy will add the talented Monroe to their list of favorites.” ( Booklist)

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Sweetgrass captivated me with the warm and wise story that touches on the meaning of life with a heartfelt feeling that made me wish it would not end. Fantastic atmosphere and prompts to re-discover the beauty in my own life.

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All About Family

Sweet grass is a warm and captivating story filled with the highs and lows of family. I enjoyed the events and situations that led each family member to put family and traditions first. It also illustrated the pit fall of bitterness and selfish desires.

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Outstanding story and well read!

Love it I the reading of it made you feel like you were in the south.

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One of her best books!

I have listened to many of her books and this is one of her best! I’m hoping there’s a sequel to it?!?

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A family saga of the Carolina low country

A long way from Prince of Tides but the echoes are there. There is drowning in this story but redemption as well. A few questions left unanswered or answered indirectly. In the end a feel good story.

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Well Done!

Really good story of family & connections through the generations. Always appreciate the environmental themes shared in this authors books. Reader did a fine job with the different characters.

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at least the 10th book by her that I've read!!!

I have thoroughly enjoyed this book. I love this author and her choice of readers for her various books. If you havent read any books by her, you're missing out on wonderful adventures.

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Sweet story

Easy read but enough twists & turns to keep it interesting. Pleasant, generational, family story. The narration was excellent.

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Enjoyed listening

The story is a bit contrived and typical " let's save our Southern land from mean developers.' But it was an involving and moving read. Two issues witk the author: too many cliches, not just in dialogue but narrative, too: cut him to the bone, grab a burger, full to the brim, prince among men, bet his last dollar. Also, people in their sixties are not ancient these days. Otherwise, lovely setting and good story about family love

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Great story

As always, Mary Alice Monroe spins a wonderful story of family dynamics. This one dif not disappoint.