I was very dissappointed in this book, not as good as I expected. I'm a "yankee" so I didn't appreciate the many put downs of yankees. I'm also an animal lover so I didn't appreciate all the dogs being killed and the lady getting away with it. If you can put up with that, you might like it, read at your own discreation.
A terrific slice of Southern Life. He captures the flavor of small town Ga. even as northerners move in and try to change it. I loved it, finished it at 3 a.m.. Who needs sleep when you've got a good book?
Three women's lives intertwine in a sometimes "over the top" portrayal of a life in a middle Georgia town.
Margaret Pinaldi's dominating mother passes away - leaving her a house in the Deep South. She finds her herself. Donna Kabel was a one time beauty queen who learns to reinvent herself after a disfiguring accident. Suzanne, alcoholic wife, of a town founder's family fakes a pregnancy for her husband's attention.
This is a wonderful book with three different women who have very different lives.
I really enjoyed it! It is the kind of book you hate for it to end!
It was really fun! The dialogue seemed real and the characters grappled with significant isues but it was very humorous at the same time. A good read!
If you are from the South you will love this book.
Welcome to the utterly eccentric world of Selby, Georgia, where the folks sprinkle three things liberally over their daily lives; sugar, religion, and the wicked fun of Southern living!
I enjoyed the list of characters in this one. Being from Md originally, which IS South of the Mason-Dixon line, I can definitely see some characters in this one that I think I grew up with. Good ole boys, southern women, and good home cooking! Does it get any better?
I quit reading pretty early on. About the time that two of the characters were secretly having a good laugh over the way the poor southern rubes actually believe in Jesus Christ. Um . . . . no thank you.
Following the story of these three women was truly enjoyable. Watching Margaret find herself at home in the Southern culture was heartwarming as was seeing Donna come into her own as she rises to manager of the produce department and learns that true beauty is on the inside, not the outside. And poor nutty Suzanne, trying to be all things to all people and failing spectacularly but still, in the end, managing to land on her feet. It was all charming and inviting and makes one long to be there with them. I truly enjoyed this book.