10 Mar Hattie’s Place
Hattie’s Place is a story about a young Southern girl, Hattie Robinson, as she comes into womanhood and seeks to find her place and purpose as a teacher in rural Pickens County, South Carolina, in the early 1900’s.
Spirited and independent-minded, she is confronted at every turn with constraints imposed by the male-dominated politics and practices of a state, lagging behind in adopting the progressive reforms of women’s suffrage, child labor laws, compulsory school attendance, and child custody laws.
In her determination to beat the odds and make a difference, she relies on her mama’s homespun wisdom that “you can attract more flies with honey than vinegar,” and “when adversity comes, you have to rise above it.”
After facing up to the heartbreaks of a broken engagement and an unexpected tragedy, she ultimately finds happiness and fulfillment where she least expects it.