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Grace Truscotte, Pulitzer Prize-winner, has embarked on a book on her father - folk hero, civil rights leader, US senator - who was shot down in ...Show synopsisGrace Truscotte, Pulitzer Prize-winner, has embarked on a book on her father - folk hero, civil rights leader, US senator - who was shot down in Vietnam. When her research uncovers that he had a long-time black mistress, the press, public and her family all react extremely strongly.Hide synopsis
Description:Fine. 0670849618 0670849618 Remainder mark on bottom edge....Fine. 0670849618 0670849618 Remainder mark on bottom edge. Otherwise clean, tight, unmarked--excellent condition. From Publishers Weekly Bestselling author Goudge ( Garden of Lies ) should hit the charts again with her tale of second loves and the emotional interbraiding of two complex family trees. Though the narrative does not sustain the compulsively readable jolt of its beginning chapters, it remains enjoyable even when the pace slows somewhat. New York City journalist Grace Truscott is hard at work on a biography of her famous father, a Southern Democratic senator and civil rights advocate. Her steel magnolia mother, Cordelia, now raising money for a memorial library for her late husband, is furious because Grace plans to spill the secret about Senator Truscott's role in the death of his black secretary Margaret's husband, a bitter pill that becomes more acrid after Grace learns that a long love affair between her father and Margaret produced a daughter. Other domestic squabbles fan the fires: Grace and her inamorato Jack, an editor, quarrel about their age difference, while sullen teens from their first marriages try to end their liaison and Jack's viperish older son plots against him at work; Cordelia struggles with her feelings for a younger man, a former teacher who is now her gardener. Goudge excels at capturing excruciating family dynamics, adolescent tantrums and emotions that cruise below the surface. Cliched descriptions--everyone is gorgeous and talented--and an overriding need to link characters with contrived plot twists do a disservice to an otherwise thumping good read. Paperback rights to Signet; BOMC dual main selection; 150, 000 first printing; $150, 000 ad/promo; author tour. Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. From Library Journal Grace Truscott's shocking revelations in her biography of her Southern senator father rock her family and, indeed, Georgia to its very foundations. The truth about his affair with his black secretary and the existence of their daughter jolts the community, derailing Cordelia Truscott's efforts to raise money for her husband's memorial library. Evidently, racism is alive and well in Blessing, Georgia; pillars of the community struggle to come to grips with the difference between reality and social rhetoric, and both Grace and her mother are forced to decide between true love and social conventions. In the tradition of the South's strongest popular fiction, Goudge (Such Devoted Sisters, Viking, 1992) has crafted a poignant and bittersweet story of love and enduring family truths. Readers of Anne Rivers Siddons and Rosamond Pilcher will not be able to put it down. Highly recommended. --Susan Clifford, Hughes Aircraft Co. Lib., Los Angeles Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Description:Very good. Mass market (rack) paperback. Glued binding. 496 p....Very good. Mass market (rack) paperback. Glued binding. 496 p. Audience: General/trade. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK IN VERY GOOD SHAPE.
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