TALES FROM THE MILLINERY SHOP ~ WITH A TWIST
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Clarion Rating: 3 out of 5
The satisfying stories of Tales from the Millinery Shop include forbidden romance, mystery, and women’s courage.
Engaging, entertaining, and at times disturbing, the stories in David Charles Hart’s Tales from the Millinery Shop reflect the glory and the depravity of America’s Gilded Age.
In Hart’s stories live an eclectic group of women millinery workers who design and create lush, oversized hats that are coveted by wealthy ladies. Their stories are set in upstate New York and reveal the women’s own hopes and dreams as they toil at a craft that caters to the whims of the rich. To read more visit: https://www.forewordreviews.com/reviews/tales-from-the-millinery-shop/
You will love it, or you will hate it. I love it ... and I give it a Five Star Rating!
It is a remarkable period piece, from 1911, about miscegenation, by a contemporary writer. He masterfully combines race, history, social commentary, foreign language, dialogue, dialect and a surprise anthropomorphism. Genius! It is an extraordinary accomplishment. The once controversial miscegenation theme is presented with subtle sensuality skillfully woven throughout the stories. Yes, there is dialect. However, reading dialect challenges the reader to aspire to the heights of the writer's meticulous creativity, coming away uplifted.
—Claudette V., Washington State