Babylon Rolling

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2009 - Fiction - 307 pages
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Ariel May and her husband, Ed, have just moved to New Orleans with their two small children. Their neighbor, Fearius, is a fifteen-year-old just out of juvenile detention. Across the street, an elderly couple, the Browns, are only trying to pass their days in peace, while Philomenia Beauregard de Bruges, a longtime resident and “Uptown lady,” peers through her curtains at the East Indian family next door.With one random accident, a scene of horror across front lawns, the whole neighborhood converges on the sidewalk and the residents of Orchid Street are thrown together, for better and for worse.
 

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User Review  - Chandra - Borders

I really ended up enjoying this book. My husband picked it out for me when we were at the book store and I just endulged him by buying it. When I first started reading it I still thought I wasn't ... Read full review

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User Review  - EmScape - LibraryThing

Having been such a big fan of Boyden's previous work, Pretty Little Dirty, I was somewhat disappointed by this. The story takes place in New Orleans and spans the time period from right before ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
5
Section 3
20
Section 4
33
Section 5
46
Section 6
63
Section 7
76
Section 8
85
Section 17
189
Section 18
203
Section 19
214
Section 20
224
Section 21
237
Section 22
251
Section 23
262
Section 24
269

Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
128
Section 13
152
Section 14
163
Section 15
172
Section 16
182
Section 25
274
Section 26
281
Section 27
288
Section 28
296
Section 29
302
Section 30
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About the author (2009)

Amanda Boyden was born in Minnesota and raised in Chicago and St. Louis. Formerly a circus trapeze artist and contortionist, she earned her MFA from the University of New Orleans, where she now teaches writing. Her first novel, Pretty Little Dirty was published in 2006.

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