The Last List of Miss Judith Kratt

The Last List of Miss Judith Kratt

Some bury their secrets close to home. Others scatter them to the wind and hope they land somewhere far away. Judith Kratt inherited all the Kratt family had to offer?the pie safe, the copper clock, the murder no one talks about. She knows it's high time to make an inventory of her household and its valuables, but she finds that cataloging the family belongings?as well as t Some bury their secrets close to home. Others scatter them to the wind and hope they land somewhere far away. ...

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Title:The Last List of Miss Judith Kratt
Author:Andrea Bobotis
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:The Last List of Miss Judith Kratt
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

The Last List of Miss Judith Kratt Reviews

  • Cheri
    May 19, 2019
    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! 3.5 Stars ?My father might have been frugal with his words, but he spared no expense for this grand house. Built from sand-yellow brick, it was like the sun itself, or so Daddy Kratt made it feel, with the whole of Bound orbiting around it.? Judit...
  • Tammy
    Jul 14, 2019
    Andrea Bobotis's debut novel is a beautifully written story of racism and dark family secrets. Fans of southern fiction and Fannie Flagg will enjoy The Last List of Miss Judith Kratt. ...
  • Krista
    Jul 02, 2019
    Rating: 4 dark, Southern stars Andra Bobotis? debut novel firmly caught me in its web early on, and held me there despite my struggle to leave more than once. I found this piece of Southern Fiction told in dual timelines, set in 1929 and 1989, to be dark as Southern Fiction is oft...
  • Selena
    Jun 25, 2019
    I received a free e-copy of The Last of Miss Judith Kratt by Andrea Bobotis from NetGalley for my honest review. Miss Judith Kratt, the narrator, is an elderly woman who knows her life is coming to an end. She decides she needs to inventory the many heirlooms in her home. As she doe...
  • Karen Rush
    Jul 05, 2019
    ?Memory and history are bound up with one another. Where does one end and the other begin?? Judith Kratt was born into wealth and privilege in the small Southern town of Bound. She is first introduced as an older woman living in her family?s crumbling 1922 home which once was ...
  • Davida Chazan
    Jun 16, 2019
    I am trilled to give you the link to my #bookreview of this debut novel. This is a real winner and I hope that you'll take a look at this to find out why I'm giving it 5/5 stars, without any reservations! https://tcl-bookreviews.com/2019/06/2... ...
  • Sharon Huether
    Jul 19, 2019
    A story in true Southern style. The Kratt family were well respected in Bound, South Carolina, where the father "Daddy Kratt" was a big cotton farmer and General store owner. The children, Judith the oldest, Quincy, the middle boy and Rosemarie the youngest. There were secrets,s...
  • Penny (Literary Hoarders)
    Jun 08, 2019
    You know what, yes, I'm giving this a 5-star rating. I was immediately drawn into the story, the writing is wonderful to read - very descriptive and lyrical. An excellent debut that made for a wonderful start to my summer reading (my first completed for #20BooksofSummer). Some paths, d...
  • Carol
    Sep 13, 2019
    This story is an emotionally unsettling tale that gradually builds an undercurrent of menace beneath a layer of beguiling Southern gentility. What an inspiring contrast! The setting is the small Southern town of Bound, South Carolina during a timeline set between 1929 and 1989. Judi...
  • Liz
    Jun 13, 2019
    Told from the perspective of Miss Judith, this book has the stilted tone of a proper southern lady from the first half of the 20th century. Miss Judith, age 75 years, begins an inventory of her family possessions, which brings on a flight of memories, especially back to a fateful time ...
  • Angela M
    Sep 01, 2019
    ?Windsor chair Wooden spinning wheel Mahogany secretary R.S. Prussia vase Pie safe ?Grandmother DeLour?s Butler?s tray (silver plated) Amsterdam School copper mantel clock Hamilton drafting table Letter opener (cut glass)? Things are just things - aren?t the...
  • Martie Nees Record
    Jan 07, 2019
    My Rating: 4 out of 5 Genre: Southern Literary Fiction/Mystery Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark Pub. Date: July 9, 2019 This novel has such a crisp Southern voice that the reader will be surprised that the book is a debut novel. The author, Andrea Bobotis, is no stranger to good ...
  • Marianne
    Jul 29, 2019
    ?Fair to middlin?. The phrase called up a memory for me, too. Of Grandfather DeLour, Mama?s father. ?You are only fair to middlin?,? he had once told me solemnly as I played with my dolls on the front porch steps. ?But your sister, she?s the finest grade there is.? Ev...
  • Ankit Garg
    Dec 23, 2018
    The Last List of Miss Judith Kratt by Andrea Bobotis follows this extraordinary idea wherein the protagonist tries to make a list of family heirlooms, and in the process, reveals a story connecting those things and the lives of the characters in general. The story ends up touching a fe...
  • ʚϊɞ Shelley ʚϊɞ
    Feb 24, 2019
    I wonder what made our house a home for me. Was it my family? Or was it the things in their proper places? Oh how I love southern fiction, especially when it falls in the historical side. My other favourite genre is mysteries and this wonderful novel had both. I couldn't wai...
  • Kyra Leseberg (Roots & Reads)
    Jun 04, 2019
    "Memory and history are bound up with one another. Where does one end and the other begin?" * Miss Judith Kratt has spent her entire seventy five years in the small town of Bound, South Carolina. She lives in her childhood home which was once a grand symbol of Bound's strong econo...
  • Tammy
    Jul 25, 2019
    4.5 ? I love a great Southern family drama. As luck would have it this is the authors first novel so of course I knew I had to read it. Two timelines with love, family, coming-of-age, adultery, racial tensions, lies, murder and cover-ups. It?s 1989, Judith Kratt?s now seventy-...
  • Donna Davis
    Jul 07, 2019
    ?We will choose what we take with us.? This thunderous debut by Andrea Bobotis bears a small resemblance to the work of Elizabeth Strout and the late Harper Lee. Issues of race and menacing family secrets simmer beneath the surface of this narrative like some otherworldly being ...
  • Giulia
    Dec 04, 2018
    This book was fantastic. I will read anything else written by the author, Andrea Bobotis. This book is not one you can rush through it needs to be soaked into your bones. Racially charged times of the 1920's in the South are the setting for the book and the Miss Judith in the title is ...
  • Gemma
    Apr 10, 2019
    This is a tough review for me to write. I'm very torn over this book. I originally started it and couldn't get into it , I put it down for nearly a month before trying again. Once I reached around 30% an undercurrent pulled me in, ripples began to show on the surface and I felt dramas...
  • Carolyn
    Jun 29, 2019
    Miss Judith Kratt is 75 and has decided the time has come to take an inventory of her family's possessions. She lives alone with Olva, an old family maid, rattling around in the grand mansion built by her father Daddy Kratt and his money made from cotton in the South Carolina of the 19...
  • *TUDOR^QUEEN*
    Jul 13, 2019
    This work of historical fiction takes place in South Carolina during a sixty-year period (encompassing the 1920s through 1980s). Without warning, the time period weaves back and forth as the story unfolds. At the book's beginning, Judith and Olva are relaxing in their sunroom, enjoying...
  • Mackey
    Jul 07, 2019
    Being born and raised in the southern part of the US, I came to love southern literature. It has a flow and charm to it, a rhythm that is unlike any other. When it is done well you can smell the gardenias and magnolias on every page and feel the grit from the dusty Delta roads. The Las...
  • Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*
    Jul 10, 2019
    EXCERPT: I examined the postcard. Perhaps I thought slipping it in the draw would forestall its news. Or prevent Olva from seeing the connection between it and my new need for an inventory. More than anyone, she should understand the necessity of chronicling our family's history. It is...
  • Karen Kay
    Jun 21, 2019
    I received this from Netgalley.com for a review. Judith Kratt inherited all the Kratt family had to offer and she knows it's time to make an inventory of her household and its valuables. Moving back and forth from 1929 to 1989, Judith pieces together the influence of her family on ...
  • Beata
    Jun 16, 2019
    Recently I have been lucky to read debut novels that turn out to be intriguing. The Last List of Miss Judith Kratt is definitely the novel that surprised me and kept me interested not merely for the mystery unravelled by Miss Kratt as she approaches the end of her long life. For one ...
  • Lee
    Jul 09, 2019
    The setting is in Bound, South Carolina during the harsh time period in the 1920?s. This was a disturbing book to read, but an important probe of family secrets, bigotry, and callous feelings and opinions. I love the way the author used the list of items in Judith's inventory to tell...
  • Peter
    Jun 02, 2019
    Affirmation To take a journey through a story enraptured by the characters and setting, to enjoy the slowly maturing and revealing threads of secrets which friends and family have held close, to witness the community dynamics across a spectrum of personalities, and to truly appreciate...
  • Debi Hawkes
    Dec 19, 2018
    "It is an illusion to think siblinghood is immutable; it has cycles just like everything else." Lovely book, finely crafted. The author, Andrea Bobotis deftly uses Judith's list of family heirlooms to demonstrate the cycles of memory, family relations and complications, the experien...
  • Adele Shea
    Feb 09, 2019
    This book tells us of the life of Judith Kratt who grew up in a wealthy setting. This wealth did not bring happiness to Judith or her family or the people of Bound. So many secrets were to be had by all. Illegitimate children born. Relationships secret relationships between black and ...