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Six of One Paperback – July 6, 1999
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“Brown has some of the same effervescent yet secure trust in her local characters that Eudora Welty feels for hers...when history nicks them, they slap right back.”—Kirkus Reviews
“A lively and very lovely book.”—Publishers Weekly
No matter how quirky or devilish, Brown’s people cavort in an atmosphere of tenderness....It is refreshing to encounter this celebration of human energy.” —Chicago Sun-Times
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"Joyous, passionate and funny."--The Washington Post . --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
The ensemble cast features Cora, their strong and caring single mother, housekeeper of Celeste; the formidable Celeste Chalfonte, a charming lesbian without apology, and her lover, the elegantly beautiful Ramelle Bowman; Fairy Thatcher and Fannie Jump Creighton, ever-scheming schoolchums of Celeste; and in later chapters, Chessie and Pearlie, long-suffering husbands of Juts and Wheezie. These eccentric characters embody all the character flaws and quirks one would expect from a Rita Mae Brown novel depicting Southern characters, and is done as only she can.
Simply put, "Six of One" is a hoot! You'll laugh, cry, and laugh again at the shenanigans of this Runnymede bunch! Don't miss it
Wonderful, nearly epic, and very very funny.
Clearly, her outrageous characters and improbable situations won't appeal to everyone, but Rita Mae Brown is one hilarious writer. Her tone can be a mite self congratulatory, with an "Aren't I the smart one" undercurrent, but she is an outstanding storyteller.
Even if she never wrote another word, "Six of One" is a gift for every reader who picks it up.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
First read in the 80's when it came out - was so controversial at the time. Decades later the book still stands. It is uproariously funny at times. All in all a good read. Read morePublished 2 months ago by deb
Hilarious read. Great character development. This is the 3rd time I've gotten this book. It's like an old and dear friend! Read morePublished 6 months ago by donna hix
Recommended to all. A real Keeper. I'll read once a year.Published 9 months ago by Matteo C. Costamagna
I love Mrs Murphy and the animal crew. Rita Mae's is my favorite cat series.Published 12 months ago by jojo
You should read Bingo book first to get to know the characters. Good read, but liked the author's cat mysteries betterPublished 16 months ago by Florida Resident
first in the runnymeade series, after this I read Loose Lips and the Bingo.......wish there were morePublished 18 months ago by Maria Wroblewski