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Item details

  • ISBN: 9780670014736
  • ISBN: 0670014737
  • Physical Description: x, 337 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Pamela Dorman Books/Viking, [2014]

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"A big-hearted coming-of-age debut set in Civil Rights-era New Orleans--a novel of Southern eccentricity, secrets, and laughter. When Ibby Bell's father dies in a tragic accident in the summer of 1964, her mother unceremoniously deposits Ibby with her eccentric grandmother, Fannie, and throws in her father's urn for good measure. Fannie's Victorian house is like no place Ibby has ever been--and Fannie, who has a tendency to end up in the local asylum every once in a while-- is like no one she has ever met. Fortunately, her black cook, Queenie--who has run Fannie's household ever since it was Fannie's household--and Queenie's feisty daughter, Dollbaby, take it upon themselves to initiate Ibby into the ways of the South, both its grand traditions and its darkest secrets. For Fannie's own family history is fraught with tragedy, hidden behind the closed rooms in her ornate Garden District mansion. It will take Ibby's arrival to begin to unlock the mysteries there. And it will take Queenie and Dollbaby's hard-won wisdom to show Ibby that family can sometimes be found in the least expected places"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Families > Fiction.
Redemption > Fiction.
New Orleans (La.) > History > 20th century > Fiction.
Louisiana > Race relations > Fiction.
FICTION > Coming of Age.
FICTION > Family Life.
FICTION > Contemporary Women.
Families > Fiction.
FICTION / Contemporary Women.
FICTION / Family Life.
Redemption > Fiction.
FICTION / Coming of Age.
New Orleans (La) > History > 20th century > Fiction.
Family life > Fiction.
Salvation > Fiction.
New Orleans. La. > History > Fiction.
Louisiana > Race relations > Fiction.
New Orleans (La.) > History > 20th century > Fiction.
Genre: Bildungsromans.
Historical fiction.
Bildungsromans.
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