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Heart of palm

Autor: Laura Lee Smith
Verlag: New York : Grove Press, [2013]
Ausgabe/Medienart   Gedrucktes Buch : Belletristik : EnglischAlle Ausgaben und Medienarten anzeigen
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Utina, Florida, is a small, down-at-the-heels southern town. Once enlivened by the trade in Palm Sunday palms and moonshine, Utina hasn't seen economic growth in decades, and no family is more emblematic of the local reality than the Bravos. Deserted by the patriarch years ago, the Bravos are held together in equal measure by love, unspoken blame, and tenuously brokered truces. The story opens on a sweltering July  Weiterlesen…
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Gattung/Form: Novels
Domestic fiction
Fiction
Medienart: Belletristik
Dokumenttyp Buch
Alle Autoren: Laura Lee Smith
ISBN: 0802121039 9780802121035 9780802121028 0802121020
OCLC-Nummer: 858602698
Anmerkungen: "Reading group guide inside"--Page 4 of cover.
Auszeichnungen: Florida Book Award Finalist.
Beschreibung: xxxiii, 452 pages ; 21 cm
Verfasserangabe: Laura Lee Smith.
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Utina, Florida, is a small, down-at-the-heels southern town. Once enlivened by the trade in Palm Sunday palms and moonshine, Utina hasn't seen economic growth in decades, and no family is more emblematic of the local reality than the Bravos. Deserted by the patriarch years ago, the Bravos are held together in equal measure by love, unspoken blame, and tenuously brokered truces. The story opens on a sweltering July day, as Frank Bravo, dutiful middle son, is awakened by a distress call. Frank dreams of escaping to cool mountain rivers, but he has only made it ten minutes from the family restaurant he manages every day and the decrepit, Spanish-moss-draped house he was raised in, and where his strong-willed mother and spitfire sister, both towering redheads, equally matched in stubbornness, are fighting another battle royale. Little do any of them know that Utina is about to meet the tide of development that has already engulfed the rest of Northeast Florida. When opportunity knocks, tempers ignite, secrets are unearthed, and each of the Bravos is forced to confront the tragedies of their shared past.

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