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We first meet Sarah and her friends Charlotte, Bitsy and Annie at the Charleston Cotillion Training School, where you're not allowed to dance with your cousin under any circumstances, and students are strictly forbidden from dancing the Shag. Sarah, who lives in the shadow of her brilliant, beautiful sister Eloise, is a reluctant debutante at best, and unsurprisingly heads East for college. She eventually lands in New York City, where she slaves away as an editorial assistant and ruins an impressive number of relationships with nice, and not so nice guys. Woven into Sarah's tales of romantic woe are Bitsy, Charlotte and Annie's struggles with infidelity, addiction and low self esteem, respectively. What saves this novel from becoming a cliched tale of failed romance and Southern excess is Crouch's amazing wit, which magically appears every time her characters' self-loathing threatens the affection we inevitably develop for each woman:
I loved the neighborhood: tiny streets peppered by angry painters with peacock-colored fingertips and sturdy women from Sicily clutching armfuls of warm bread. It took us a while to shed our Southern ways, but after a few months we figured out that one's natural height should not be enhanced by one's bangs.
Crouch's sharp wit and keen insight into the dynamics between mothers and daughters, sisters, friends and lovers make her an exciting newcomer to the Southern fiction genre. --Gisele Toueg --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This is one of my favorite books because it is sooooo authentic.
Here's the thing: if you like perfect stories about perfect people, don't read the book. Read more
Very possibly the worse book I've ever read. The characters are all boring, negative and dark. Half way thru the book Sara Walter's is referred to only, "The Girl". Read morePublished 1 month ago by Cotabarb
Read by my book club. No one liked it. Not well written. Don't know it got published.Published 1 month ago by James Lange
Funny, poignant, and most especially not pretentious. As down to earth story of love and loss and the tribulations of finding and losing love as one could find...Published 2 months ago by Arthur Saunders
Girls in Trucks by Katie Crouch reminded me of the movie Riding In Cars With Boys. Although the storyline was different, the main characters had similar characteristics and nothing... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Sam Couture Reviews
This was a lot of small stories all connected in someway, that I couldn't put down. Sarah is from the South but doesn't ever seem to fit in. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Michelegg
This book was quite a disappointment. I picked it up at the library, for its description and book cover looked like it would be quite an enjoyable read. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Rachel
This book was entertaining enough but too many things about it bothered me to rate it any higher. The first half of the book actually wasn't bad, but then things just fell apart. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Paula R March
This is a very good book...I liked it! This author's second book is another good read! Almost better than the first!Published 17 months ago by Michelle Stassen