Alligator Lake by Lynne Bryant

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A complex story told with care, Alligator Lake brings painful issues to the forefront in an eloquent yet direct way.
-Reading the Past

Synopsis

As a pregnant teenager, Avery Pritchett found refuge in Colorado, but now, ten years later, her brother's wedding-and some burning questions-bring her back home to her small Southern town. But will introducing her mixed- race daughter to her independent-minded grandmother bring solace or sorrow? Will confronting her class-conscious mother allow for new beginnings or confirm old resentments? And how can she ask forgiveness of her youthful lover who has been denied his child all these years? As the summer progresses, Avery's return provokes shocking discoveries-of choices made, and secrets kept-and of deceptions that lie closer than she suspects.


 

About Lynne Bryant

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Lynne Bryant grew up in Columbus, Mississippi, and has lived for many years in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where she teaches nursing at the University of Colorado. Author website: lynne-bryant.com
 
Published April 3, 2012 by NAL. 415 pages
Genres: Other, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Southern Lit Review

Excellent
Reviewed by Rhett Devane on Apr 06 2012

The delicious treat for any reader is to curl up with a novel from a talented author, one who can be trusted to unfold an engaging, sturdy story with thoughtful, believable characters.

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Booking Mama

Good
Reviewed by Blog on Apr 06 2012

I am extremely impressed with her writing style. Her prose gorgeous and her character development really good, but she also tackles some heavy issues (namely racism) head on.

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Reading the Past

Good
Reviewed by Sarah Johnson

A complex story told with care, Alligator Lake brings painful issues to the forefront in an eloquent yet direct way.

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Cafe of Dreams Book Reviews

Good
Reviewed by Blog on Apr 14 2012

Lynne Bryant does an incredible job bringing to life the past and present for three generations of women. Her ability to project the mother/daughter relationships within these women is mesmerizing and touches the reader's heart.

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