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Welcome to Higby
Welcome to Higby
Author: Mark Dunn
Following the national success of Ella Minnow Pea, this second novel from Mark Dunn brings the same charm and love of good language to a small town in the South. A Robert Altmanesque comedy, Welcome to Higby follows the hilarious goings-on in a small town in northern Mississippi over Labor Day weekend. From mousy Carmen Valentine, ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780743249881
ISBN-10: 0743249887
Publication Date: 9/1/2003
Pages: 352
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  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 27 ratings
Publisher: Touchstone
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 0
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Helpful Score: 2
I got to chapter 15 and this book just couldn't hold my attention.
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By the author of Ella Minnow Pea, this novel is imaginative and humorous as well...his characterization is superb. Great read.
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Good story--slow at first, fast at end.
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Great characters you will fall in love with.
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I had first encountered Mark Dunn's writing in Ella Minnow Pea, so I was surprised and disappointed by this book. Apparently Pea is the exception, many of his other books are low humor, sexual jokes, sit-com level writing. That's the case with this. Tiring, unamusing, not a stand out piece of writing.
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It seems like one of those meandering-not-really-going-anywhere books at first, with lots of characters and story lines. But then, the story lines begin to intersect and the characters interact and before you know it, you're hooked. Dunn is a master of understatement and character development. This is a charming and insightful book.


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