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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (7,091 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mary Kay Andrews Narrator: Isabel Keating Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Delightful New York Times bestselling author Mary Kay Andrews returns with a hilarious novel about one woman’s quest to fix up her house—and her life.

After a political scandal, fledgling lobbyist Dempsey Jo Killebrew is left almost broke, unemployed, and homeless. She reluctantly accepts to refurbish Birdsong, the old family place in Guthrie, Georgia.

But, oh, is Dempsey in for a surprise. Bird Droppings would more aptly describe the moldering Pepto Bismol–pink dump. There’s also a murderously grumpy old lady who has claimed squatter’s rights and isn’t moving out—ever.

Furthermore, everyone in Guthrie seems to know Dempsey’s business, from a smooth-talking real-estate agent to a cute former lawyer who owns the local newspaper. It wouldn’t be so bad if it weren’t for the pesky FBI agents who show up on Dempsey’s doorstep, hoping to pry information about her ex-boss from her.

All Dempsey can do is roll up her sleeves and get to work. Before long, what started as a job of necessity somehow becomes a labor of love and, ultimately, a journey that takes her to a place she never expected—back home again.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Entirely satisfying, an expert balance of warmth and compassion, terrific supporting characters, a little steamy sex, and just enough suspense to keep you from guessing how it will all go down.” 

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution 

  • “This authentic tale of cleaning up life’s messes and self-discovery is bright, engaging and thoughtful, enlivened by Andrews’s quirky characters and lovely backwoods setting.” 

    Publishers Weekly 

  • “Andrews serves up a tempting and satisfying dish.” 


  • “Entertaining…Delightful.” 

    Library Journal 

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Shelley | 2/12/2014

    " Fun fluff... Set in small GA town south of Atlanta so I could relate. Though anyone that thinks they can clean and renovate an old home in 2 months is slightly delusional. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kelly | 2/9/2014

    " Mary Kay Andrews never fails to amuse me. Just what I needed while going through a move. Fun! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Meredith | 2/3/2014

    " I enjoyed the characterization of the novel, and I think I enjoyed it more than I would have if I hadn't seen the author speak a few months ago. I could picture Ms. Andrews speaking about certain parts and enjoyed it more. I also enjoyed the narration to this audiobook, as it had just the right touch of Southern accents without being fake. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Meghan Staat | 1/29/2014

    " A cheesy and predictable easy read. Needless to say...it was exactly what I was in the mood for! :) "

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