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Homecoming: A Novella (The Home Series) (Volume 1) Paperback – November 22, 2010
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About the Author
Michele Feltman Strider moved to the Alabama Gulf Coast with her family in 1986. After graduating from McGill-Toolen High School in 1993, Michele earned a Bachelors Degree in Theater from the University of South Alabama in 1997. After years working in marketing and promotions, Michele decided it was time to find a more honest career and became a writer of fiction. (Though there are those who maintain this was little more than a semantic change.) Michele currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband Jim, two cats and a bunny rabbit and writes the blog “The Yummish Faith.”
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I found myself laughing out loud at many points throughout the book, as the author has a knack for clever, off-beat one-liners, and brilliantly set up comedic dialogue. Strider imbues Caitlin with a quick private wit that makes us feel terribly lucky that we have access to the cheeky internal monologue of this outwardly prim and proper southern belle.
This book presents a colorful cast of Southern characters, from a ne'er-do-well boyfriend of the good-ole-fratboy variety to a veritable Wicked Witch of the West mother, a sluttish country cousin, a lovable passive-aggressive father--and many more who will break the mold of stereotypes-- all gathered at the school's Homecoming where, as outgoing queen, Caitlin is required to crown next year's. Strider draws a very accurate picture of the locales in and around Mobile and introduces us to any number of dangerous types who haunt the life of a beautiful girl anywhere. Her ear for dialogue and accent is excellent, and her story draws us in while we turn from one character to the next, looking for someone to like. Caitlin is so well-realized that the reader may remain somewhat ambivalent about her almost to the end. It's like a well-done movie or television series, fraught with surprising situations and amusing people. A good little book and a juicy read.
I was very impressed and really enjoyed her book; it was hard for me to put
the book down. Homecoming kept my interest and I read the book in two days.
The book showed how a southern mother, a social climber (Caroline Pearson)
lived her life through her daughter.
I give her book a five star rating.