Girls in Trucks by Katie Crouch

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Sarah Walters is a less-than-perfect debutante. She tries hard to follow the time-honored customs of the Charleston Camellia Society, as her mother and grandmother did, standing up straight in cotillion class and attending lectures about all the things that Camellias don't do. (Like ride with boys in pickup trucks.)
But Sarah can't quite ignore the barbarism just beneath all that propriety, and as soon as she can she decamps South Carolina for a life in New York City. There, she and her fellow displaced Southern friends try to make sense of city sophistication, to understand how much of their training applies to real life, and how much to the strange and rarefied world they've left behind.
When life's complications become overwhelming, Sarah returns home to confront with matured eyes the motto "Once a Camellia, always a Camellia"- and to see how much fuller life can be, for good and for ill, among those who know you best.
Girls in Trucks introduces an irresistable, sweet, and wise voice that heralds the arrival of an exciting new talent.

About Katie Crouch

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Katie Crouch was raised in Charleston, South Carolina. Though trained with her friends as a debutante, she never actually made it to the ball. She is the author of the bestselling books Girls in Trucks and Men and Dogs and has written for the San Francisco Chronicle, Glamour, the Guardian (London), and McSweeney's. She splits her time between San Francisco, California and Edisto Island, South Carolina. The Magnolia League was her young adult debut. Grady Hendrix's writing can be found in Slate, Strange Horizons, Lightspeed Magazine and the upcoming 'Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination.' He and Katie Crouch went to high school together and were voted "Wittiest" in their senior yearbook. They would have preferred 'Most Likely to Succeed'.
Published April 7, 2008 by Little, Brown and Company. 256 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Girls in Trucks (2008) "Sometimes, looking back on things that have happened to me, I can pin down exact moments when certain situations began to unravel," reflects Sarah, the… 2008-04-07 Katie Crouch ...

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A Novel Menagerie

I knew I would want to read this book and after learning how much you loved it, I REALLY want to read it now!

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Creative Loafing

So the Charleston debutante moves to New York City and struggles through a series of bad relationships in Katie Crouch's debut novel, Girls in Trucks.

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