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  • 8 of 8 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria F BOY (Text) 37521530404286 AMPL Adult Fiction Available -
Coatesville-Clay Twp PL - Coatesville F BOYKIN (Text) 78321000022294 Adult Fiction Available -
Jefferson Co PL - Madison Main Branch FICTION BOYK (Text) 39391006475865 Fiction Available -
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Lincoln Heritage PL - Dale Main Library BOY (Text) 70743000132079 Adult Fiction Available -
Linden Carnegie PL - Linden F BOY (Text) 34239004330308 Adult Fiction, Main Library Available -
Newburgh Chandler PL - Chandler Branch Library FIC BOY (Text) 39206020768006 Fiction Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780425261057
  • ISBN: 0425261050
  • Physical Description: 296 pages (softcover) ; 21 cm
  • Edition: Berkley trade paperback edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Berkley Books, [2013]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Life can be beautiful, but it takes a little work...--cover.
Includes Readers Guide (pages 293-296).
Summary, etc.:
In 1983, on her nineteenth birthday, Zora Adams finally says goodbye to her alcoholic mother and their tiny town in the mountains of South Carolina. Living with a woman who dresses like Judy Garland and brings home a different man each night is not a pretty existence, and Zora is ready for life to be beautiful. With the help of a beloved teacher, she moves to a coastal town and enrolls in the Davenport School of Beauty. Under the tutelage of Mrs. Cathcart, she learns the art of fixing hair, and becomes fast friends with the lively Sara Jane Farquhar, a natural hair stylist. She also falls hard for handsome young widower Winston Sawyer, who is drowning his grief in bourbon. She couldn’t save Mama, but maybe she can save him. As Zora practices finger waves, updos, and spit curls, she also comes to learn that few things are permanent in this life—except real love, lasting friendship, and, ultimately… forgiveness.
Subject: Beauty shops > Fiction.
Female friendship > Fiction.
Hair > Fiction.
South Carolina > Fiction.
FICTION / Psychological.
FICTION / Women.
Genre: Psychological fiction.

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