Set in a small Southern town in the 1930s, this classic work tells the story of three endearing misfitsan orphaned boy and two whimsical old ladieswho one day take up residence in a tree house. Now a major motion picture from Fine Line Features, starring Sissy Spacek, Walter Matthau, Piper Laurie, and Nell Carter.
|Publisher:||Tantor Media, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||6.50(w) x 5.50(h) x 1.10(d)|
About the Author
Truman Capote (1924-1984) twice won the O. Henry Memorial Short Story Prize. His work included short-story collections (A Tree of Night, among others), novels and novellas (The Grass Harp and Breakfast at Tiffany's), some of the best travel writing of our time (Local Color), and a true-crime masterpiece (In Cold Blood).
Cody Roberts is a classically trained performer who received his BFA from Southern Oregon University. On stage, Cody has performed everything from Shakespeare to contemporary works. He brings to his recordings a truly engaging voice, with an obvious love and passion for the art of storytelling.
Date of Birth:September 30, 1924
Date of Death:August 25, 1984
Place of Birth:New Orleans, Louisiana
Place of Death:Los Angeles, California
Education:Trinity School and St. John's Academy in New York City and Greenwich High School in Connecticut
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
From book cover: Set on the outskirts of a small Southern town, The Grass Harp tells the story of three endearing misfits...an orphaned boy and two whimsical old ladies...who one day take up residence in a tree house. As they pass sweet yet hazardous hours in a china tree, The Grass Harp manages to convey all the pleasures and responsibilities of freedom. But most of all it teaches the sacredness of love, "that love is a chain of love, as nature is a chain of life".My first book in a Classics challenge I set for myself. I've seen the movie, and enjoyed it, as well as reading the book. I've always enjoyed Truman Capote's works.
I love Capote's books. I have for as long as I can remember. This book is one of his gentle, Southern tales of a young boy growing up with aunts who don't quite fit in, an autobiographical setting he uses often in his writing.Here's a quote from the book, just in case you've never read Capote before:"I've read that past and future are a spiral, one coil containing the next and predicting its theme. Perhaps this is so; but my own life has seemed to me more a series of closed circles, rings that do not evolve with the freedom of a spiral: for me to get from one to the other has meant a leap, not a glide. What weakens me is the lull between, the wait before I know where to jump."