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Scarlet Sister Mary: A Novel

2 Ratings: 5.0
A book by Julia Peterkin

Pulitzer Prize winner Peterkin was a pioneer in writing candidly, yet unsentimentally, about black women, including their sensuality. Debuting in 1924 and 1928, respectively, these two titles offer a collection of short stories and a novel.  Copyright … see full wiki

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Author: Julia Peterkin
Publisher: Univ of Georgia Pr
2 reviews about Scarlet Sister Mary: A Novel
review by . May 11, 2013
A nervy and literary tour de force in American writing.
Written by former plantation mistress Julia Peterkin, Scarlet Sister Mary is a novel of intellect, individualism, coltish word play, tradition and most importantly, respect. The novel, like, Their Eyes Were Watching God and The Color Purple, is written in an old southern vernacular, and it tells the story of Sister Mary or Si May-e, a young and sprightly woman at the novel's start. It is some time after Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, and freedon (used loosely, historically speaking), …
review by . July 23, 2001
Written by former plantation mistress Julia Peterkin, Scarlet Sister Mary is a novel of intellect, individualism, coltish word play, tradition and most importantly, respect. The novel, like, Their Eyes Were Watching God and The Color Purple, is written in an old southern vernacular, and it tells the story of Sister Mary or Si May-e, a young and sprightly woman at the novel's start. It is some time after Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, and freedon (used loosely, historically speaking), has come …
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