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Author: Susan S Kelly
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st Pegasus books edView all editions and formats
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"It starts with a summons, that summer when promises can no longer keep the secrets the two of them shared ..." "Their friendship is worthy of legend. It is born an early-September day in 1947, in a freshman dorm, when the brassily Yankee and free-spirited Libba Charles first meets her roommate, a near perfect flower of modest young Southern womanhood in the person of Frances Simpson: and for forty-six years it  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan S Kelly
ISBN: 9781933648613 1933648619 9781605980232 1605980234
OCLC Number: 154704993
Description: 298 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Susan Kelly.

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"It starts with a summons, that summer when promises can no longer keep the secrets the two of them shared ..." "Their friendship is worthy of legend. It is born an early-September day in 1947, in a freshman dorm, when the brassily Yankee and free-spirited Libba Charles first meets her roommate, a near perfect flower of modest young Southern womanhood in the person of Frances Simpson: and for forty-six years it flourishes." "It flourishes even as they travel their separate ways: Libba training her steely novelist's eye on the kind of middle-class American domesticity that Frances, with her profoundly understanding husband and their three daughters, comes to epitomize. It flourishes on devotion, on a mutual respect for each other's widely divergent pursuits, on need, on love and laughter and long weekends. Mostly it flourishes on promises." "It ends with a promise, too. On her deathbed Frances extracts it from her three daughters - the utterly capable homemaker Alice: the recalcitrant Allegra, a recovering alcoholic: and bohemian Edie, who shrinks in the face of any commitment: their promise to "look after Libba." As if the formidable, tough-minded Libba Charles, author of ten books, a literary celebrity, needed looking after. Four decades of Libba have bred in Frances's daughters some admiration and a ton of resentment. For Libba has always been to them the rival, and winner, in the contest for their mother's affections." "Yet when they are summoned by Libba to Creek Cabin, their mother's summer hideaway in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, they go. None of them is prepared, though, for what they will discover there - about their mother, about Libba, about themselves - in this poignant, adroit rendering of reunions and farewells."--BOOK JACKET.

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