The Curing Season by Leslie Wells

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It's 1948 on a tobacco farm in southern Virginia and a poor young farm girl hopes to break away from an abusive alcoholic father by finding a suitor to rescue her. But the life she is escaping is ideal compared to the hell she is about to enter.
 

About Leslie Wells

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Leslie Wells has been a book editor for the past 20 years, & is currently an executive editor for Hyperion. She spent part of her childhood on a tobacco farm in southern Virginia, & now lives on Long Island, New York.
 
Published May 3, 2001 by Grand Central Publishing. 256 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Finally, upon discovering that Aaron plans to wax up Joshua’s ears too and that he and his friends plan to set fire to the black community where Nita lives, Cora springs into action.

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Afraid she'll never have a boyfriend, Cora is easy prey for itinerant farm laborer Aaron Melville.

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