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Ann B. Ross

Autor(a) de Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind

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Ann B. Ross, who has taught literature at the University of North Carolina, is the author of four novels that include "Miss Julia Speaks Out", one of the most popular Reader's Digest Condensed Books of 1999 & one of Book Sense's Top Ten Recommended Books. She lives in Hendersonville, North mostrar mais Carolina. (Publisher Provided) Ann B. Ross is the author of the Miss Julia series of novels. Her title's Miss Julia's Marvelous Makeover and Miss Julia Lays Down the Law made the New York Times bestseller list. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Obras de Ann B. Ross

Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind (1999) 1,323 cópias
Miss Julia Takes Over (2001) 659 cópias
Miss Julia Throws a Wedding (2002) 525 cópias
Miss Julia Hits the Road (2003) 489 cópias
Miss Julia Meets Her Match (2004) 442 cópias
Miss Julia's School of Beauty (2005) 398 cópias
Miss Julia Stands Her Ground (2006) 359 cópias
Miss Julia Strikes Back (2007) 341 cópias
Miss Julia Paints the Town (2008) 321 cópias
Miss Julia Delivers the Goods (2009) 305 cópias
Miss Julia Renews Her Vows (2010) 245 cópias
Miss Julia Rocks the Cradle (2011) 200 cópias
Miss Julia Stirs Up Trouble (2013) 178 cópias
Miss Julia to the Rescue (2012) 177 cópias
Miss Julia Lays Down the Law (1605) 145 cópias

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Publishers Weekly: Charming Southern eccentrics breathe life into a predictable story of a proper Presbyterian wife (""Miss Julia"") who finds her true self after the sudden death of her husband of 44 years, wealthy but parsimonious banker Wesley Lloyd Springer. Julia is becoming accustomed to the role of rich widow when another shock intrudes: Hazel Marie Puckett appears on the front porch wearing ""heels too high, a dress too short, and hair too yellow,"" with a nine-year-old boy in tow whose ""eyes were so much like Wesley Lloyd's it was like looking at her husband before she ever met him."" Hazel Marie is on her way to beauty school in Raleigh, N.C., since Wesley senior left no provision for her support, and Miss Julia realizes that she must take her husband's ""last legacy"" into her home. Meanwhile, her inheritance attracts a variety of small-town opportunists, beginning with Pastor Ledbetter, who insinuates that her departed husband planned to leave his money to the church, then enlists the aid of ""Christian psychologist"" Dr. Fred Fowler to prove Miss Julia's incompetence in a court of law. Ross's characters resist their stereotypical outlines--Miss Julia's black maid, Lillian, might talk like a character from Gone with the Wind, but she provides the strategy for retrieving Little Lloyd Jr. when he's abducted by Hazel Marie's shifty uncle, Brother Vern, a televangelist who also has designs on Miss Julia's money. Miss Julia's luck turns when, ransacking the pantry for Lillian's cache of Oreos, she comes across a Winn-Dixie sack secreted by Little Lloyd, which contains a new will and testament from the dead Lloyd Sr. Along with its homespun appeal, the novel offers an interesting take on gender, race and family in the South; it's fast-paced and funny despite Ross's persistent asides to readers and reference to serious issues (the church's stance on homosexuality and abortion). In the end, Miss Julia's prim self-absorption gives way and she begins to ""feel like a real person, saying what she was thinking instead of packing it down inside."" Agent, Peter Miller/Delin Cormeny. Author tour.… (mais)
bentstoker | outras 47 resenhas | Jan 26, 2024 |
BethOwl | outras 14 resenhas | Jan 24, 2024 |
Rather improbable, but so fun, just the same.
BethOwl | outras 9 resenhas | Jan 24, 2024 |
BethOwl | outras 8 resenhas | Jan 24, 2024 |


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