Eating The Cheshire Cat: A Novel

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Simon and Schuster, Feb 13, 2001 - Fiction - 288 pages
6 Reviews
The debut novel by the author of American Housewife.

Eating the Cheshire Cat lures us into a world of perfectly planned parties and steep social ladders, where traditional rites of passage take unpredictable and horrifying turns as three girls and their overbearing mothers collide.

In Tuscaloosa, Alabama, beauty is as beauty does, with axes and knives and killer smiles.

Sarina Summers and her mother will stop at nothing to have it all. Nicole Hicks harbors a fierce obsession with Sarina, which repeatedly undermines Mrs. Hicks's ambitious goals. Bitty Jack Carlson, a nice girl from the wrong side of the tracks, is caught in the crossfire but struggles to succeed outside the confines of this outrageous yet eerily familiar Southern community. It's survival of the fittest. Which girl will come out on top?

Covering everything from summer camp to the University of Alabama's Homecoming game, this fast-paced and unforgettable novel will keep readers guessing until the bitter end.
 

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User Review  - AubrieGail - LibraryThing

VERY STRANGE! Luckily, that doesn't bother me a bit! The very weird nature of some of the things in this book is good for keeping the attention of the reader. I used it for UIL Prose piece while I was in high school. Reactions = gasps every time! Read full review

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User Review  - HollyRae - LibraryThing

Wow! This book was a whole lot of crazy rolled into one. You have your three main characters Nicole, Sarina and Bitty jack. This story begins when the are children at camp and goes on until they are ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
13
Section 2
22
Section 3
40
Section 4
78
Section 5
99
Section 6
112
Section 7
129
Section 8
147
Section 10
199
Section 11
217
Section 12
238
Section 13
249
Section 14
263
Section 15
266
Section 16
268
Copyright

Section 9
178

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About the author (2001)

Helen Ellis was raised in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and holds a master's degree in fiction writing from New York University. Her stories have been published in Southern Exposure and The New York Press. She lives in New York City.

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