The Undertaker's Daughter

The Undertaker's Daughter

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"Kate Mayfield's first foray into nonfiction is a vivid Southern memoir that reads like a novel, about growing up in Jubilee, Kentucky as the daughter of a charismatic but troubled small-town undertaker--imagine Mad Men's Sally Draper growing up in the world of The Help"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 015
Edition: Large print edition
ISBN: 9781410478948
Branch Call Number: 920.72 MAY 2015
Characteristics: 513 pages (large print)

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Mar 25, 2017

This was such an enjoyable book to read that I hated for it to end. Having grown up in the south during this time period, and with my best friend being an "undertaker's daughter", it was like reading about friends. I would highly recommend it to anyone.

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sharwhitt
Aug 09, 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed this peep into life as a undertakers. It's a nice read, a giggle or two, and it refreshes our knowledge on how tough desegration was. Having at one time married into a southern family, I know how deep those roots go.

Cynthia_N May 11, 2015

An interesting look into this side of life. Aside from being an undertaker's daughter, Mayfield is also going to school during desegregation which makes for an engaging read.

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