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  • 7 of 8 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Andrews-Dallas Public Library - Andrews F PAT (Text) 73351000050707 Adult Fiction Available -
Batesville Memorial Public Library - Batesville F PATTON R. (Text) 34706001522368 Adult Fiction Available -
Brownstown Public Library - Brownstown FIC PATTON (Text) 79361000098729 Adult Fiction Available -
LaGrange County Public Library - LaGrange F PAT (Text) 30477100947930 Adult: Fiction Available -
Lake Village Memorial Township Library FIC PATTON (Text) 71561000134133 Fiction Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library FIC Patton (Text) 31208912456375 fiction Available -
Shipshewana Branch F PAT (Text) 30477100947922 Adult: New Checked out 11/04/2016
Topeka Branch F PAT (Text) 30477100947914 Adult: Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250088994
  • ISBN: 1250088992
  • Physical Description: 260 pages : illustration, genealogical tables ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2016.

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Summary, etc.: "The lyrics of a Cajun waltz may be dark as midnight with heartache and trouble, but still the music swings. The same goes for what happens after a shifty musician and a lonely shopgirl let destiny sweep them into an ill-suited marriage in swampy southwest Louisiana on the eve of the Depression. Love doesn't much figure between Richie Bainard and Esther Block. They build a business together while dreaming opposite dreams of fulfillment. But like a gumbo simmering with peppers and spice, desires finally come to a boil. Three generations of the volatile clan grapple with the region's economic struggles and racial tensions. The Bainard children, twins Bonnie and R.J. and their half-brother Seth, pursue separate cravings for money, sex, and religion. The chase in each case runs off the rails thanks to an ex-marine with a soft heart and a brutish devotion; a dazzling young stepmother of mixed race and mixed motives; and a high school tart who proves tougher and truer than all of them. Ultimately it takes the mass devastation of Hurricane Audrey in 1957 to cleanse the reckless passions. The aftermath is painful but pure, like an old blues song that puts tears in your eyes while you dance"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Families > Louisiana > Fiction.
City and town life > Louisiana > Fiction.
Louisiana > Social life and customs > 20th century > Fiction.
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / Sagas.
Genre: Domestic fiction.

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