Written with lightness and humor, this delightful story begins with a lazy Saturday morning. As Mrs. Candy goes about her business, she winds up speaking with her deceased husband, a social worker from the French Quarter, and two very large police officers. She also learns many new things about the unusual tenants of her New Orleans boarding house ...Read MoreWritten with lightness and humor, this delightful story begins with a lazy Saturday morning. As Mrs. Candy goes about her business, she winds up speaking with her deceased husband, a social worker from the French Quarter, and two very large police officers. She also learns many new things about the unusual tenants of her New Orleans boarding house. By the time Sunday morning arrives, every person in the building has had his life changed in one way or another. New Orleans, 1940s-Mrs. Candy's boarding house on Cairo Street is full of characters. The events of a not-so-typical Saturday develop into a party the widow throws for her renters. As Mrs. Candy says "it takes all kinds of people." That's just what her small group of boarders is, from the drunken middle-aged politician and the uptight secretary to the young lovers and a kind-hearted man homesick for Bogalusa. Mrs. Candy herself is the kind of person who has never found life difficult or in the least complicated. She has a knack for getting people to wait on her and likes to play dumb. When shrimp jambalaya, some new acquaintances, and a lot of liquor are added to the mix, many unexpected things begin to happen.Read Less
Good. B0007E8ODY First Edition as stated. Signed by author on Louisiana Edition page. Interior clean & unmarked but shows tanning. No dust jacket. Blue cloth covers show light shelf/corner/edge wear. Purchase of this item will help support the programs and collections of the Johnson County (Kansas) Library.
Very Good Condition. No Dust Jacket. Signed by Author. lacks Dust Jacket but flaps clipped and affixed to eps. Blue cloth. Very Good. Quantity Available: 1. Category: literature; Signed by Author. Inventory No: 758.
Fine in Fine jacket. Hardback. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. Signed by Author Mr. Tallant was a native of New Orleans and wrote about that region. 269 pages. The jacket has a small closed tear on top near corner. Slightly rubbed on spine ends. Protective cover on jacket.
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