Dovey Coe

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Simon and Schuster, May 1, 2000 - Juvenile Fiction - 181 pages
27 Reviews
My name is Dovey Coe and I reckon it don't matter if you like me or not. I'm here to lay the record straight, to let you know them folks saying I done a terrible thing are liars. I aim to prove it, too. I hated Parnell Caraway as much as the next person, but I didn't kill him.
There have been Coes living in the mountains of Indian Creek, North Carolina, going on forever, and everyone in town is amazed that twelve-year-old Dovey might up and do such a terrible thing. Even if the girl does have a tendency to shoot her mouth off, she's had good reason since she's always had to stick up for her brother, Amos, who may be older and bigger, but folks treat like he's slow on account of his being deaf.
Her sister, Caroline, might shake her head over Dovey's high spirits, but if Caroline hadn't been letting the likes of Parnell Caraway hang around her all summer, Dovey wouldn't be in this mess. Dovey's not one to sit back when troubles are brewing, but now with this murder charge, for once she might just have to keep quiet and let the slick city lawyer take care of things...or will she?
Frances O'Roark Dowell has created an irresistible heroine the likes of whom have not been seen since the legendary Scout first appeared in Harper Lee's classic To Kill a Mockingbird.
  

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User Review  - Michaela - Goodreads

Review for Dovey Coe My favorite thing about this book was the way author Frances O'Roark Dowell developed the main character and voice of the story, Dovey. The way she talked and thought conveyed ... Read full review

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User Review  - Carol K. - Goodreads

Set in the late 1920's, Dovey Coe (the book) was an easy-going story with some spark to it. Dovey Coe and her family live in the mountains of North Carolina. They live a simple life, but when the son ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
6
Section 3
16
Section 4
24
Section 5
35
Section 6
47
Section 7
57
Section 8
69
Section 11
102
Section 12
110
Section 13
120
Section 14
131
Section 15
142
Section 16
153
Section 17
162
Section 18
169

Section 9
80
Section 10
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About the author (2000)

Frances O'Roark Dowell is the editor and copublisher of Dream/Girl, a critically acclaimed arts magazine for girls. She received her M.F.A. in Poetry from the University of Massachusetts, and has published poems in such literary journals as Poetry East, Shenandoah, and the New Delta Review. She has worked as a paralegal, a college English instructor, and an arts administrator. She lives in Carrboro, North Carolina, with her husband and son.

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