Alligator Lake

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Penguin, Apr 3, 2012 - Fiction - 416 pages
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As a pregnant teenager, Avery Pritchett found refuge in Colorado, but now, ten years later, her brother's wedding-and some burning questions-bring her back home to her small Southern town. But will introducing her mixed- race daughter to her independent-minded grandmother bring solace or sorrow? Will confronting her class-conscious mother allow for new beginnings or confirm old resentments? And how can she ask forgiveness of her youthful lover who has been denied his child all these years? As the summer progresses, Avery's return provokes shocking discoveries-of choices made, and secrets kept-and of deceptions that lie closer than she suspects.

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User Review  - squiresj - LibraryThing

The ending says it all. Ones past cannot be changed. So learn to embrace it. We all have hidden fears. I know I do. Move toward the future. Avery runs away from home angry with her Mother. She has a ... Read full review

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User Review  - jaynep140 - LibraryThing

This was a hard book for me to read. I am from the south and have traveled the world. Even though the situation isn't the same here, I know of many small towns down here that this could happen in. It ... Read full review


Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 24
Chapter 25
Chapter 26
Chapter 27
Chapter 28
Chapter 29
Chapter 30
Chapter 31

Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19
Chapter 20
Chapter 21
Chapter 22
Chapter 23
Chapter 32
Chapter 33
Chapter 34
Chapter 35
Chapter 36
Chapter 37
Chapter 38
Chapter 39
Chapter 40
Chapter 41
Chapter 42
Chapter 43
Chapter 44

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About the author (2012)

Lynne Bryant grew up in Columbus, Mississippi, and has lived for many years in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where she teaches nursing at the University of Colorado.

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