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Jan 29, 2002
| ISBN 9781101175347
Jan 29, 2002 | ISBN 9781101175347
Welcome to Florabama, Alabama—a place where you can stop to sip a co’cola or iced tea and think about money and love. If you had’em, you were free to think about other things. If you didn’t you couldn’t think about anything else.
“We’ve been screwed blue and tattooed,” quips Hilly Pruitt, upon hearing the news of the closing of Cherished Lady, the local lingerie factory where she’s worked a lifetime. The same day the plant closes, Bonnie Duke Cullman, former-deb turned Atlanta-society-wife, has herself been downsized—right out of her marriage and picture-perfect life. In an unlikely alliance, Bonnie, Hilly, and the rest of the ex-bra seamstresses join forces in the “Displaced Homemakers Program” at a podunk community college. Together they endure a midlife survival course where the events of a single year forever alter the way they see the world and their places in it.
Lois Battle (1940-2014) is the New York Times-bestselling author of seven novels include Bed and Breakfast, Storyville, War Brides, and A Habit of the Blood. She was a proud resident of Beaufort, South Carolina, where she was known as a beloved champion of the arts.
“An intelligent, poignant, funny, wistful novel of expectations, love and rebirth.” Richmond Times-Dispatch“This is just the kind of book you’d like to take onto the porch of a clapboard house, to read curled up in a wicker chair with a glass of iced tea at your side.” Houston Chronicle
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