The Shade of My Own Tree

The Shade of My Own Tree

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Beloved author Sheila Williams beautifully captures the bittersweet humor and vivid adventures of women who survive the worst life can toss at thema€”and fight back to claim their right to be free, to be themselves, and to live in . . . The courage to change doesna€™t come easy. When Opal Sullivan walks out on an abusive husband after fifteen years, she has only her dreams in her pocket. Her new beginning starts in Appalachian River country, where she sees a bit of herself in a graceful but dilapidated house. Like Opal, the house is worn-out and somewhat beaten up, but it still stands proudly and deserves a second chance. So Opal opens her doorsa€”and her hearta€”to a parade of unforgettable characters. Therea€™s sassy Bette Smith with her cantaloupe-colored hair and four-inch heels; short-tempered Gloria and her devilish son, Troy; the mysterious Dana, who dresses in black and keeps exclusively nocturnal hours; a dog named a€œBeara€ who is afraid of his own shadow; and Jack, who doesna€™t mind hanging out with an OBBWA (old black broad with an attitude). It is Jack who helps Opal understand a funny thing about life: You cana€™t move forward if you keep looking back. . . . From the Trade Paperback edition.I needed to get a place of my own. And I wanted to put Ted behind me. If I could. George shook his head and pulled off his glasses, probably in an attempt to look more scholarly or judicial or something. It didna#39;t work. In my mind, he still lookedanbsp;...

Title:The Shade of My Own Tree
Author:Sheila Williams
Publisher:One World/Ballantine - 2009-03-12


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