Heavenly Days

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Penguin, Nov 1, 2004 - Fiction - 199 pages
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Over the course of twenty years and eight novels, James Wilcox has established himself as one of the most distinctive and beloved voices of the South, a comic master whose work has been praised by writers as diverse as Robert Penn Warren and Anne Tyler. From Modern Baptists to Plain and Normal, he has charted the collision of the stubbornly genteel Old South with a world of franchise food and ethnic diversity, as time-cherished manners and mores threaten to vanish completely. In Heavenly Days┬—his first novel in five years┬—Wilcox returns to the familiar landscape of Tula Springs, Louisiana, and introduces Lou Jones, a sweetly hapless heroine trying to come to terms with a way of life for which she is utterly unequipped.
 

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HEAVENLY DAYS

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The gently mad inhabitants of fictional Tula Springs are doing what they do best—minding one another's business—in the sly Louisiana author's amiable eighth outing.Old acquaintances from Modern ... Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER ONE
1
CHAPTER TWO
9
CHAPTER THREE
15
CHAPTER FOUR
19
CHAPTER FIVE
24
CHAPTER SIX
29
CHAPTER SEVEN
34
CHAPTER EIGHT
41
CHAPTER SIXTEEN
95
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN
103
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN
115
CHAPTER NINETEEN
123
CHAPTER TWENTY
130
CHAPTER TWENTYONE
136
CHAPTER TWENTYTWO
148
CHAPTER TWENTYTHREE
157

CHAPTER NINE
49
CHAPTER TEN
56
CHAPTER ELEVEN
63
CHAPTER TWELVE
68
CHAPTER THIRTEEN
73
CHAPTER FOURTEEN
81
CHAPTER FIFTEEN
88
CHAPTER TWENTYFOUR
162
CHAPTER TWENTYFIVE
168
CHAPTER TWENTYSIX
178
CHAPTER TWENTYSEVEN
184
CHAPTER TWENTYEIGHT
189
CHAPTER TWENTYNINE
195
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About the author (2004)

James Wilcox is the author of eight novels. The director of Creative Writing at Louisiana State University, he was the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship.

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