The Store

The Store

Winner of a Pulitzer Prize in 1933, The Store is the second novel of Stribling's monumental trilogy set in the author's native Tennessee Valley region of North Alabama. The novel's action begins in 1884, when Grover Cleveland became the first Democratic president since the end of the Civil War, and it centers about the emergence of Colonel Miltiades Vaiden as a figure of wealth and power in the city of Florence.
In The Store, Stribling succeeds in presenting the essence of an age through the everyday lives of his characters. Writing in The New Statesman and Nation upon publication of the book, Gerald Bullett stated The Store "is a first-rate book of its kind, a good story filled with diverse and vital characters; and much of it cannot be read without that primitive excitement, that eagerness to know what comes next, which is, after all, the triumph of the good story teller."

Title:The Store
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    The Store Reviews

  • Maria

    This book should be required reading for everyone in America. An unflinching portrayal of race relations in the deep south after The Civil War and during the Reconstruction Era, it holds no punches. W...

  • KJ

    In short, this book is pretty much the complete opposite of "The Help." ...

  • Jeanne

    "The Store" is the second book in a trilogy by Tom (T.S.) Stribling.It has a cast of wonderfully flawed characters and it reveals much about the practices in the South after the Civil War."The Store" ...

  • Cindi (cheesygiraffe)

    #149of2012I'm not surprised the way black people were still being treated 20 years after the Civil War here. It's almost like nothing changed. I know Governor O'Shawn's character was actually Governor...

  • Roxanne Russell

    This was a difficult book to read because it so matter-of-factly presents the racism of Reconstruction era Alabama. The recently freed slaves are little better off than they were before. As one charac...

  • Tracy Towley

    The Store is the 2nd book in the T.S. Stribling Vaiden series. I've already reviewed the first book, The Forge, and most everything I have to say about this book was summed up in that review. The rati...

  • Jeff Stern

    I've never read a book that makes me hate reading so much. This long miserable (Pulitzer Prize winning?!) book is perfect for you if you like casual racism and intricate plots about nothing....

  • Ben

    The Store by Thomas Sigismund (TS) Stribling won the Pulitzer in 1933 and is the 2nd in his Vaiden trilogy. This book takes place in November of 1884 as Grover Cleveland is being elected the first Dem...

  • Barbara Bakken

    Fantastic book -- completely surprised me. ...

  • Tim

    T.S. Stribling won the Pulitzer Prize for The Store in 1933. The book chronicles life in the South post Civil War as southern plantation owners come to grips with a new world in reconstruction. The st...