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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (279 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nanci Kincaid Narrator: T. Ryder Smith Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2016 ISBN: 9781440760747
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With several acclaimed novels under her belt, Nanci Kincaid is praised for her raw, edgy Southern tales. Leaving their sleepy Mississippi home behind, brother and sister Truely and Courtney Noonan head west. There they drift apart, only to reunite, as they lay down new roots in Southern California.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 2/17/2014

    " Interesting characters and a fun read! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lori Galaske | 2/16/2014

    " I've enjoyed all of Nanci Kincaid's work - until I read Eat, Drink, and be from Mississippi. I think I was simply unable to relate to the characters in this novel. It was an okay story but nothing more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shannon | 2/16/2014

    " A bit slow-moving, but I kept coming back and did finish it. Not a page-turner, but interesting enough. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amosellie | 2/15/2014

    " Never really got going. Had a few good moments - but very slow moving. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kendra | 2/1/2014

    " It bothers me that I didn't really care for this book, because I seem to remember that I LOVED Kincaid's book, As Hot As It Was You Ought to Thank Me. But I don't really even remember that book, so it doesn't matter. This one...was kind of like reading a grown-up version of "See Spot Run." The author didn't really tell a story so much as simply describe what the characters were doing. Early on, it didn't bother me too much, but the middle of the book was a huge drag -- made worse by Kincaid's awkward attempt to write dialogue in Ebonics for Arnold and every other African-American character. By the end, I just wanted to be finished and was kind of annoyed that I hadn't jumped ship. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 1/31/2014

    " This book kind of snuck up on me. At first I thought it was just an okay, sweet book, and then it became much more than that. I loved all of the characters and was a little disappointed at the end because it seemed to me like there was much more story to tell. I'm glad I picked this one off of the shelf! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lisa Sarnowski | 1/20/2014

    " Yuck! What a tedious book. I made myself finish it but would like to get all of those hours back... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tyra | 1/7/2014

    " Meh...the story was good but nothing more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karin | 1/4/2014

    " I absolutely loved this book It was an awesome brother and sister novel with some some very interesting and funny characters thrown in to make the book really click. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arbkdbarb | 12/12/2013

    " A little far-fetched but still a good story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathleen | 12/11/2013

    " Despite weaknesses I likes it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy Hall | 12/10/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book. It was a simple book that was interesting to me. Perhaps it was the Southern culture (although lived out of the South) or the way they took in and helped a young man with a troubled past that intrigued me, but I really enjoyed this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 11/22/2013

    " A fun read, reminded me of a lot of good things about being from the South. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marian | 11/20/2013

    " Got about 1/3 of the way through -- this book was really oddly written. I can't even put my finger on why, but it was like, lots of exposition that was supposed to pass for character development. I didn't Hate It, it was just sort of bleh. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Walker Doermann | 11/17/2013

    " I've really loved Nanci Kincaid's other books, but this one was only so-so. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Debdanz | 11/2/2013

    " great title, nice idea, too long- needed more editing; I wanted more from it then it delivered. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gina | 9/29/2013

    " The depiction of a brother and sister from Mississippi who move to California certainly rang true, but the writing was a bit amatuerish at times. The main storyline was good, but a bit scattered. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ruthie | 8/1/2013

    " this looked like it would be a charming, quirky character driven book, and it was for the first 1/4. Then it became predictable, trite and preachy. Too bad! my run of great reads has ended! On to the next... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danielle | 7/26/2013

    " A well written story that explores family dynamics, unlikely relationships and loyalty. Interesting characters, a quick read. I liked it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erica | 7/16/2013

    " Excellent story that pulls you in. I wanted to find out what happened to the characters and what the stories were that each alluded to. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 A. | 12/17/2012

    " Not as good as the title and cover would have you believe. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kate | 9/23/2012

    " I love southern fiction, this wasn't really southern fiction. The kitschy characters were kind of endearing, but the story falls kinda flat and has an abrupt ending. OK for a library read, but I wouldn't waste money to buy this one for my collection. Interesting but not much there. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judi | 8/20/2012

    " Listened to this book on tape. The reader was good. The material was OK. Nothing special. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeremy | 3/24/2012

    " If you enjoy Southern writing pick this one up! Very good. The South (especially Mississippi) will haunt you. Kincaid does an excellent job talking about leaving the South--and what you'll inadvertently carry with you! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 7/3/2011

    " Kind of corny, but a good story that made me cry a little bit. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tiffani | 11/29/2009

    " Inspiring, but a bit gritty at times. Tackles tough topics with Southern charm. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sara | 10/13/2009

    " Brother & sister from Mississippi move to California and become successful & wealthy. Story line is decent enough to keep you turning the pages yet doesn't deliver a satisfying ending. "

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About the Author

Nanci Kincaid was born in Tallahassee, Florida, and now lives in Honolulu, Hawaii, and San Jose, California, with her husband, San Jose State University football coach Dick Tomey. Kincaid claims Alabama as her home state and much of her fiction is set there, but she has also lived in various cities across multiple states.

About the Narrator

T. Ryder Smith is an actor based in New York City. He has appeared on Broadway in Equus and in many off-Broadway shows including Passion Play, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, and Lebensraum, for which he won a Drama Desk Award. Smith has also made numerous television appearances on series such as Nurse Jackie, Blue Bloods, Law & Order: SVU, and others.