I absolutely loved Laura Lee Smith’s Heart of Palm, a “high middlebrow” Southern novel about a “redneck” family: the father’s a redneck, the mother’s more or less an “aristocrat,” the boys are wild, and the daughter has OCD. The novel is a comedy, but the family is bound by tragedy, and it follows Arla and Frank and their children through 40-odd years. (I wrote about it here.)
We have 5,000 double-shelved books and are running out of room.
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I truly recommend it.
Your review intrigued me would love to read it
Rhonda, it’s yours. I’ll send it out with Dear Cary tomorrow.