Joy Baby by Linda Phillips Ashour

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The pampered child of an Oklahoma oil magnate, Laydelle Hanks, known as Joy Baby, stands poised on the edge of maturity yet is forever pulled back into her world of wealth and privilege. 10,000 first printing.

About Linda Phillips Ashour

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Linda Phillips Ashour, author of Speaking in Tongues, Joy Baby, and Sweet Remedy, has been published in The Paris Review, North American Review, and The New York Times Book Review. She teaches writing at UCLA Extension and has been a fellow at Yaddo. She lives in Los Angeles, California.
Published July 15, 1992 by Simon & Schuster. 544 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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By the time Laydelle (Joy Baby) is born, the family energy has fizzled, and she'll devote her life to failing at what her mother and grandfather excelled at- -promoting.

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Skipping back and forth in time, Ashour does best with the respectability-to-riches tale of Lavinia and Nelson Hanks, employing a headlong style that complements their meteoric rise at the turn of the century and their various idiosyncrasies.

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Entertainment Weekly

Originally posted Jul 31, 1992 Published in issue #129 Jul 31, 1992 Order article reprints

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