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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (514 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Amy Hill Hearth Narrator: Amy Hill Hearth Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Eighty-year-old Dora, the narrator of a story that began a half century earlier, is bonding with an unlikely set of friends, including Jackie Hart, a restless middle-aged wife and mother from Boston, who gets into all sorts of trouble when her family moves to a small, sleepy town in Collier County, Florida, circa 1962.

With humor and insight the novel chronicles the awkward North-South cultural divide as Jackie, this hapless but charming “Yankee,” looks for some excitement in her life by accepting an opportunity to host a local radio show where she creates a mysterious, late-night persona, “Miss Dreamsville,” and by launching a reading group—the Collier County Women’s Literary Society—thus sending the conservative and racially segregated town into uproar. The only townspeople who venture to join are regarded as outsiders at best—a young gay man, a divorced woman, a poet, and a young black woman who dreams of going to college.

This brilliant fiction debut by Amy Hill Hearth, a New York Times bestselling author, brings to life unforgettable characters who found the one thing that eluded them as individuals: a place in the world. Inspired by a real person, Miss Dreamsville and the Collier County Women’s Literary Society will touch the heart of anyone and everyone who has ever felt like an outsider longing to fit in.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ingrid Norris | 2/5/2014

    " One of those books I read in one sitting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kathleen | 1/28/2014

    " What can I say? I have a soft-spot for Southern fiction. This was no different. A friend at work recommended this title to me and despite my busy life, I actually read it in one day. A very enjoyable story. My only complaint is that the book wasn't longer! I would have liked to get to know each character a bit more. "

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    " Well written period piece like The Help. Was referred by a friend so at first not certain would be of interest. Found myself drawn into story with mystery twists added incentive. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Paula | 1/22/2014

    " I am adding Amy Hill Hearth to my list of favorite Southern female authors. She is that good. Waiting to read her next creation. "

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