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 canat be honest, you might as well be dead. Nestled in the foothills of Virginiaas 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 Cityas protective borders. He once had to venture outside town to identify his best friendas body. So when his firebrand granddaughter Faye, returns from college married to an Outsider, he must act fast to keep her in Lemon Cityas safe embrace. It proves to be a challengeaand not just because the patriarch is distracted by the tensions arising from the heated tomato-growing contest for the annual county fair. Fayeas 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 isnat 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 outabefore the Thanksgiving turkey gets coldawho 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 ... aI 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 aComeanbsp;...
|Author||:||Elaine Meryl Brown|
|Publisher||:||One World/Ballantine - 2009-02-24|