Truman. ANSWERED PRAYERS.
"Goodnight, Mr. and Mrs. America and all
the ships at sea--in whatever sea you're sinking."
This final, unfinished novel chronicles satiated,
yet empty, lives in the fast lane.
Reynolds. BLUE CALHOUN.
Bluford Calhoun's letter to his
granddaughter, enumerating his sins and asking
forgiveness, forms the framework for this novel.
The ramifications of Blue's drinking and womanizing
are more dramatic than his solidly middle-class
existence would lead one to believe.
Larry. CADILLAC JACK.
A compulsive antique dealer and handsomely listless
lover, Jack fill his life with both women and
antiques; predictably, the women offer him bigger
Politics, law enforcement, and a changing
social order all blend and steep in this story of
serial murder in Delano, Georgia, as a succession
of police chiefs tries to halt the bloodshed.
Burns, Olive Anne. COLD SASSY TREE.
By watching his grandfather Blakeslee,
fourteen-year-old Will learns the lessons of life:
love, death, patience, hope, and passion.
Alice. THE COLOR PURPLE.
Celie's gift of love is expressed even
through a pair of pants she makes for her sister:
"Every stitch I sew will be a kiss."
Geared up to spend a weekend canoeing on a
white-water stretch of river, four suburban men are
tested both by nature and the strangers they
Fannie. FRIED GREEN TOMATOES AT THE WHISTLE-STOP
Virginia Threadgoode imparts bits and
pieces of her memories of the heyday of the
Stop Cafe to her nursing home visitor Evelyn Couch,
forming a special bond of friendship between the
Eudora. LOSING BATTLES.
The Vaughn clan of Banner, Mississippi,
gathers for Granny's ninetieth birthday. As they
play, eat, and argue, they process the news that
Miss Julia, a much-admired teacher, has died.
Robert Penn. MEET ME IN THE GREEN GLEN.
Once a prosperous farm area, the now
shabby Spottwood Valley provides the backdrop of
this novel of economic, intellectual, and moral
deprivation, which involves three families and
plunge into the modern world.
Tennessee. MOISE AND THE WORLD OF REASON.
In the sparse world of artists who are
living with minimal material goods, Tennessee
Williams paints a story of three people who are
able to rely on each other for love.
Gail. A MOTHER AND TWO DAUGHTERS.
Three women slide and shift on the
changing tides of their relationships.
Ellen. NET OF JEWELS.
In the South of Stokey Carmichael,
Thurgood Marshall, and big Jim Folsom, heroine
Rhoda Manning becomes a victim of her father's
power and privilege.
Anne Rivers. PEACHTREE ROAD.
"...it still was, and is, one of the most
beautiful places on earth; to drive into
residential North Atlanta in the springtime, or in
the bronze and blue of a good October, is to leave
and move into pure enchantment."
Pat. THE PRINCE OF TIDES.
Tom and Savannah, Savannah and Tom;
brother and sister, the bond continues into
adulthood. As Tom tries to rescue Savannah, he
finds clues to his own unexamined box of shadows.
Josephine. RICH IN LOVE.
"It is a good thing that human beings have
hormones to drive them blind into marriage.
Otherwise no one in his right mind would do it,"
declares seventeen-year-old Lucille Odom.
Rita Mae. RUBYFRUIT JUNGLE.
Raucous, irreverent, and intensely felt,
Molly Bolt's identity and sexual explorations are
as familiar as "dew-colored Bermuda shorts ... and
white, worn-out sneakers."
Frank. SPEAK NOW.
Paris during the student riots of 1968 is
the setting for this book whose conflicts echo back
to the antebellum South.
James Lee. A STAINED WHITE RADIANCE.
Amid the murky, dark swamps and bayous of
Louisiana, police officer Dave Robicheaux searches
for justice in a dangerous, tight mesh of
relationships involving both friends and family.
Walker. THE THANATOS SYNDROME.
Dr. Tom More, a rehabilitated drug addict
and psychiatrist, returns from prison to Feliciana,
Louisiana, to address a larger moral issue in the
by Theresa Francisco, Charlestown Branch, Boston
Public Library, 1993