Year In Reading

Dorothy Allison’s Bastard Out of Carolina

Ruth Anne “Bone” Boatwright was born out of wedlock and raised in Greenville County, South Carolina.  Her mother was determined that the word bastard to be removed from Bone’s birth certificate and was met with opposition until the day the county courthouse burned to the ground.  After her first husband passed away, Bone’s mother had… Continue reading Dorothy Allison’s Bastard Out of Carolina