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By Mary Monroe

New York Times bestselling writer Mary Monroe sweeps readers again to the streets, porches, and parlors of civil rights-era Ohio to convey to lifestyles the 1st steps of an everlasting friendship among ladies from contrary aspects of the song. . .

Annette Goode is a shy, awkward, obese baby with a negative mystery. apprehensive and ashamed, Annette withdraws right into a global of books and meals. however the summer season Annette turns 13, whatever excellent occurs: Rhoda Nelson chooses her as a pal. surprising, beneficiant Rhoda, who's every thing Annette is not--gorgeous, narrow, and worldly--welcomes Annette into the guts of her eccentric kin, which include her good-looking and dignified father;her gorgeous, fragile "Muh'Dear;" her brooding, risky brother Jock;and her colourful white relatives--half-crazy Uncle Johnny, sultry Aunt Lola, and frightening, surly Granny Goose.

With Rhoda's support, Annette survives youth and blossoms as a girl. but if her attractive ally makes a gorgeous confession a couple of bad formative years crime, Annette's global just isn't the same.

"A coming-of-age trip depicted with wit, poignancy and bite." --Publishers Weekly

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