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  • 21 of 23 copies available at SC LENDS. (Show)
  • 3 of 4 copies available at Beaufort County Library System.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Beaufort - Bluffton Branch FIC ALL (Text) 0530004593709 Adult Fiction Collection Available -
Beaufort - Bluffton Branch LP FIC ALL (Text) 0530004739666 Adult Large Print Available -
Beaufort - Hilton Head Branch FIC ALL (Text) 0530003639966 Adult Fiction Collection Available -
Beaufort - Hilton Head Branch LP FIC ALL (Text) 0530004385833 Adult Large Print Checked out 10/11/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780553805499
  • ISBN: 0553805495
  • Physical Description: 276 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Bantam Dell, 2008.

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Allen's second bewitching offering (after Garden Spells) is a candy jar of magical characters and mystical adventures set in an ordinary North Carolina town. At 27, Josey Cirrini is "plain and just this side of plump" and trying to make up for her legendary childhood temper tantrums by caring for her aging, widowed mother Margaret. Her closet features neatly stacked junk food packages and romance novels, and her life chugs along. But as the book opens, Della Lee Baker, waitress at the local greasy spoon, shows up in Josey's closet, having propped a ladder against the house and climbed silently in overnight. She's hiding from someone or something, and has no intention of leaving anytime soon. Instead, the very direct Della Lee sends Josey on a series of missions and misadventures that encourage our low self-esteem heroine to step outside her box and away from her snack-filled closet. As in Allen's previous work, there's an element of the supernatural (self-help books that literally follow one around; tears that sprout mysterious tropical flowers), and again it works. Words such as sweet, charming, and delightful are weak accolades for such a pleasurable book.
Subject: Young women > Fiction.
Food habits > Fiction.
Life change events > Fiction.
Self-actualization (Psychology) > Fiction.
Female friendship > Fiction.
Mothers and daughters > Fiction.
Adult children living with parents > Fiction.
North Carolina > Fiction.
Small town life > North Carolina > Fiction.
Genre: Chick lit.
Magical realism (Literature)

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