The Queen of October by Shelley Fraser Mickle

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A New York Times Notable Book. When Sally Maulden is sent to her grandparents in Coldwater, Arkansas, she believes that she's too boring to be loved. But in this small town she finds love from unexpected sources. "Bursting with warmth. I didn't want it to end."--Chicago Tribune.
 

About Shelley Fraser Mickle

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The Queen of October", named by the "New York Times" as a Notable Book of 1989, is Shelley Fraser Mickle's first novel. She has since published "Replacing Dad" with Algonquin Books.
 
Published November 1, 2013 by Algonquin Books. 308 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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(His wife Ellen and daughter Julie have left him.) She politely fends him off before leaving town whereupon Sally falls in love with Sam: ""Being in love was--if you really thought about it--a lot like dying."" She and Sam drive endlessly over his inherited land, Sally full of marriage fantasies ...

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This perceptive and promising coming-of-age tale fondly evokes small-town life in the '60s; its focus is on 13-year-old Sally, who falls in love with an older, alcoholic man and befriends a striptease

Jan 01 1992 | Read Full Review of The Queen of October

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This perceptive and promising coming-of-age tale fondly evokes small-town life in the '60s;

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