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Miller, Charlotte 1959-

Works: 4 works in 12 publications in 1 language and 520 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Author
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Through a glass, darkly by Charlotte Miller( Book )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 173 libraries worldwide
Hard times and continuing setbacks are the two constants in the second installment of Miller's Southern trilogy, which takes young Janson Sanders and his bride, Elise Whitley, forward into the struggles of the Depression. The story opens with Elise pregnant and cast out by her wealthy family for marrying the hot-blooded Sanders, who is half Cherokee. Janson gets a job working in a mill near the small town where he grew up, but his efforts to get ahead come to naught when a bank run costs him his savings; the Depression takes a double toll when Elise's father commits suicide after being ruined. Janson's attempts to find a home for his family prove equally problematic, partly because of smalltown bigotry, but mostly because Buddy Eason, the bullying grandson of the mill owner, has his eyes on Janson's wife. Janson turns to sharecropping to make a living, but his ongoing feud with Eason shifts into high gear when Janson is accused of a murder engineered by Buddy and his friends. Miller has a sympathetic feel for the struggles of rural life in the South during this period, and she creates well-drawn, memorable characters, although the constant misfortunes she heaps on the Sanders family become excessive as the book progresses. The final chapters find Janson back working in the mill as his young son, Henry, begins to take center stage, and the author closes with a fitting ending for Buddy Eason. Miller spins an intriguing web of intertwined tales; those who enjoy well-crafted popular fiction set in this era and locale have much to look forward to as the Sanders family enters the war years
Behold, this dreamer by Charlotte Miller( Book )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 161 libraries worldwide
Janson Sanders, part Cherokee, part poor-but-proud white, is intent on revenging his father's death and taking back the land stolen from him by a wealthy planter. Parentless and alone, Janson sets out, hopping a train with only a few biscuits and some cold pieces of chicken to his name. Thus begins a journey across the South to earn enough money to return home and reclaim his birthright. He eventually settles on rich landowner William Whitley's land, working alongside the poverty-stricken sharecroppers during the day and bootlegging illegal liquor at night, hoarding what little money he earns toward the redemption of his own land. Along the way, he falls in love--despite himself--with Whitley's daughter. Separated by class and culture, the two young lovers struggle with their own differences while trying to keep their relationship secret from her temperamental, overbearing, and dangerous father. Set against the backdrop of rural life in the South during the twenties, Behold, This Dreamer is a story of hope and heartbreak, in which Janson Sanders is pulled one way by his love of the land and another way by his love of a woman
There is a river : a novel by Charlotte Miller( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 121 libraries worldwide
There Is a River by Charlotte Miller( file )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
There Is a River is the final installment in Charlotte Miller's regional best-selling trilogy that began with Behold, This Dreamer and continued with Through a Glass, Darkly. The sweeping story follows Janson Sanders, a half-Cherokee, half-white yeoman farmer from the Alabama hill country, and his family through six decades of Southern life
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