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Adult/High School-Della Frazier and her two middle-aged daughters, Celeste and Ronnie, are in crisis. Della's husband has just died; Celeste's marriage is crumbling; and Ronnie, pursuing an acting career in New York, becomes sick and destitute. While cleaning out their father's home office, Celeste discovers that he has left her and Ronnie a house on 45 acres of land in Prosper, NC. Della fights hard to prevent her daughters from visiting the house and town that she had vowed at age 18 never to set foot in again. This novel has a seamless, omniscient narrative voice. The major theme here is the importance of facing up to the past and the present even though it may be painful. YAs will relate to the childhood and teenage years of the three main characters and see the bittersweet relationships among them. Young women in frequent conflict with their own mothers will also identify with Celeste's 23-year-old daughter when she fights against her mother's attempts to control her life. Those who are dreaming of a career in the enter-tainment industry will be interested in Ronnie's story, as well as the early musical careers of Della and her first boyfriend.-Joyce Fay Fletcher, Prince William County Library System, VA
Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I thing the book was a great book. I was part of a book discussion and some felt the book left you on a cliffhanger. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Shirley B. Henderson
If you like to read books about family relationships and family deep love, this is for you.Published 13 months ago by karen thorson
This book is upclose and personal to the main characters. The connection between the sisters and the mom holds up while they each face some of their history which they have... Read morePublished 15 months ago by sandra curtin
I truly enjoyed reading this novel. It was definitely a page turner. I could truly relate to this book as both mother and a daughter. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Samara D. Strode
On our list of reads for book club this year. Good story, interesting that a work of fiction is written by two writers.Published 21 months ago by Happy in Richland