Amy had tweeted about wanting to read Gone With The Wind, a book that I haven’t read since probably high school, and I was thinking that it might be interesting to also read The Wind Done Gone.
The Wind Done Gone was the subject of much controversy when it first came out because Margaret Mitchell’s estate sued author Alice Randall, and her publisher Houghton Mifflin when it deemed the book too closely resembled Gone With The Wind and infringed upon its copyright. The case was dropped when the publisher made a contribution in an undisclosed amount to Morehouse College, a historically African-American College.
The Wind Done Gone is the story of Scarlett’s black and slave half-sister, Cyanara, who is also involved with Scarlett’s husband, Captain Rhett Butler, and brings to light some of the issues that were *ahem* glossed over in Gone With The Wind.
Amy has proposed this reading schedule, and I will struggle valiantly to keep up. I have to redeem myself after only managing to read 6 pages for the East of Eden read-a-long.
March 7: Chapters 1-9
March 14: Chapters 10-18
March 21: Chapters 19-27
March 28: Chapters 28-36
April 4: Chapters 37-45
April 11: Chapters 46-54
April 18: Chapters 54-63
April 25: The Wind Done Gone
We’ll be posting our thoughts on the above dates so please visit us in the comments or write your own posts if you have thoughts that you’d like to share.