Foreword Reviews

Sweetgum Slough

A 1930s Florida Memoir

2009 INDIES Finalist
Finalist, Autobiography & Memoir (Adult Nonfiction)

In the 1930s, Claire Karssiens spent six years of her early girlhood in a tiny Florida backwater called Sweetgum Slough. This rural, isolated hamlet gives its name to her memoir, an exuberant and vividly depicted series of vignettes about life in a poor area during the Great Depression.... Read More