So Far Back

A Novel

Pam Durban

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Louisa Hilliard, the last descendant of one of Charleston's oldest families, finds her quiet life turned upside down when she comes upon the diary of one of her ancestors, which recounts the story of Diana, a 19th Century slave who worked for the Hilliards. As Louisa learns of Diana's tragic fate, she begins to sense a presence roaming in her house. Attempting to appease this presence and set right age-old wrongs, she discovers how her own life is entangled in her family's haunted history.

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Praise for So Far Back

"Durban has sewn an exquisite novel by reaching back in time and pulling her characters forward, again and again, creating an intricate and lasting design."—The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"Durban's knowledgeable descriptions of the area allow the reader to practically smell spring in Charleston."—The Boston Globe

"A graceful, poignant and ultimately satisfying story."—The State

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Pam Durban

Pam Durban is the author of The Laughing Place and All Set About With Fever Trees. She has received numerous awards including a Whiting Writer's Award. She teaches at Georgia State University, where she is one of the founding editors of Five Points Magazine.

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So Far Back
A Novel
Pam Durban

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Lillian Smith Book Awards - Winner

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Picador
October 2001
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312283476
ISBN10: 0312283474
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 272 pages
$18.00

e-Book Agency

e-Book Agency
Picador
October 2000
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9780312271688
ISBN10: 0312271689
256 pages
$7.99
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