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Keechie
by Phil Whitley   

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Historical Fiction

Publisher:  PublishAmerica ISBN-10:  1413795870 Type: 
Pages: 

158

Copyright:  December, 2005
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Ever since young Brian discovered his first arrowhead, he knew that he wanted to be an archaeologist. There was just something about holding an object that had been created by someone from an earlier civilization that spoke to him.

The story begins as Brian, on one of his frequent field trips, discovers an old half-breed Indian woman. Completely self-sufficient and content with her circumstances in life, Keechie teaches him the skills of survival, along with a love and appreciation of the natural and supernatural worlds.

The survival skills learned from Keechie prove to be the difference between life and death many years after her death for Brian and his own family in the final chapters of this story.

It begins in rural Georgia in the 1950’s—a shameful time of racial bigotry and segregation of the races, contrasted by being referred to as the “Age of Innocence”.

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FOUR AND ONE HALF BEACONS FOR KEECHIE

Brian has always had a passion for “digging in the dirt,” then on one of his outings he discovers an Indian woman that has been living off of the land alone for nearly fifty years. Knowing that Brian is a special person immediately, the Indian woman, Keechie, takes him in as a member of her clan and of her family. She teaches him the ways of her people and in return Brian seeks out the rest of her long lost family.
I thought this story played out very well. In the beginning, it seemed to have a simple tone and would be a pleasant rainy day read, but the more I delved into the characters, the more the story line became multifaceted. I loved that Keechie became the by-chance benefactor to Brian’s formal education and truly to his foundation for growing up to be the person he was. It was a feel good story of learning about our elderly and different cultures. Thinking there would be only one way to end this plot, I was not at all prepared for the turn this book took. If you cleaned up some simple POV problems, I would recommend this book to all.

Reviewed by: C.C.



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