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The Florabama Ladies' Auxiliary and Sewing Circle
The Florabama Ladies' Auxiliary and Sewing Circle Author:Lois Battle Welcome to Florabama, Alabama-a place where you can stop to sip a co'cola or iced tea and think about money and love. If you had 'em, you were free to think about other things. If you didn't, you couldn't think about anything else. — "We've been screwed blue and tattooed," quips Hilly Pruitt, upon hearing the news of... more » the closing of Cherished Lady, the local lingerie factory where she's worked a lifetime. The same day the plant closes, Bonnie Duke Cullman, former-deb turned Atlanta-society-wife, has herself been downsized-right out of her marriage and picture-perfect life. In an unlikely alliance, Bonnie, Hilly, and the rest of the ex-bra seamstresses join forces in the "Displaced Homemakers Program" at a podunk community college. Together they endure a midlife survival course where the events of a single year forever alter the way they see the world and their places in it.
Lois Battle creates a rich tapestry of female friendships in this funny, heartfelt, and poignant story about the surprising power of a group of small-town women.« less
A "gently" raised Southern Gal, loses her husband (his fault), loses her idenity (her fault) and struggles to become a real woman in todays' "New South". How she accomplishes not only this, but helps a large group of other woman who have been "displaced by progress" is a wonderful story. There was no sense of self-pity here, just a wonderful sense of a new life on the brink....I recommend this book to (and for) woman everywhere.
When the lingerie factory in a small southern town shuts down, it throws many of its employees into financial crisis, and propels one recently-dirvocred socialite into a reluctant mentor position as they attempt to put their lives back together. Well written.
I truly loved this book.Alot of good old southern Flavor here.Fried Green Tomato type reading.You will probably identify with somebody here & find someone that you know or want to know.I think this was her best.
I picked this book because it had sewing circle in the title, and I belong to a sewing circle (quilting). However, it really was more about the main character who had a life changing divorce and found out how to stand on her own two feet. It was a quick read and a cute story.