The Education of Dixie Dupree

The Education of Dixie Dupree Author Donna Everhart
ISBN-10 1496705513
ISBN-13 9781496705518
Year 2016-10-25
Pages 352
Language English
Publisher Kensington
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In 1969 Dixie Dupree is eleven years old and already an expert liar Sometimes the lies are for her mama Evies saketo explain away a bruise brought on by her quick as lightning temper And sometimes the lies are to spite Evie who longs to leave her unhappy marriage in Perry County Alabama and return to her beloved New Hampshire But for Dixie and her brother Alabama is home a place of pine scented breezes and hot languid afternoons Though Dixie is learning that the family she once believed was happy has deep fractures even her vivid imagination couldnt concoct the events about to unfold Dixie records everything in her diaryher parents fights her fathers drinking and his unexplained departure and the arrival of Uncle Ray Only when Dixie desperately needs help and is met with disbelief does she realize how much damage her past lies have done But she has courage and a spirit that may yet prevail forcing secrets into the open and allowing her to forgive and become whole again Narrated by her young heroine in a voice as sure and resonant as The Secret Life of Bees Lily or Bastard Out of Carolinas Bone Donna Everharts remarkable debut is a story about mothers and daughters the guilt and pain that pass between generations and the truths that are impossible to hide especially from ourselves

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