Lemon City

Lemon City

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In this wry fiction debut, Elaine Meryl Brown plunges lucky readers into a gripping narrative of small-town hijinks and big-time hearts. Rule Number One: Never marry an Outsider. If you do, the boll weevil will bite you back. Rule Number Two: If you cana€™t be honest, you might as well be dead. Nestled in the foothills of Virginiaa€™s Blue Ridge mountains, Lemon City has ten rules, all designed in the best interests of its tight-knit black community. Granddaddy Dunlap knows all too well what can happen to folks who venture beyond Lemon Citya€™s protective borders. He once had to venture outside town to identify his best frienda€™s body. So when his firebrand granddaughter Faye, returns from college married to an Outsider, he must act fast to keep her in Lemon Citya€™s safe embrace. It proves to be a challengea€“and not just because the patriarch is distracted by the tensions arising from the heated tomato-growing contest for the annual county fair. Fayea€™s new husband, Harry, is a slick talker with a roving eye. Faye sees him as her ticket to New York City, where she hopes to fulfill big business dreams, but even the best-laid plans can be thwarted, as Faye discovers that marriage itself isna€™t much of a honeymoon. No matter. She packs her bags, fully prepared to head north with or without her husband, when Harry turns up dead. Now the Dunlap family is trying to figure outa€“before the Thanksgiving turkey gets colda€“who did the deed. From the Trade Paperback edition.Granddaddy pushed back against the arms of the La-Z-Boy and put his feet up on the footrest. Billy took ... a€œI plan on working at a car repair shop and saving money until I can afford to buy my own place . . . thata#39;s what I really want to do.a€ a€œComeanbsp;...

Title:Lemon City
Author:Elaine Meryl Brown
Publisher:One World/Ballantine - 2009-02-24


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