Splendora: A Novel

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Open Road Media, Feb 18, 2014 - Fiction - 251 pages
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The new librarian in the tiny town of Splendora, Texas, has a big secret
A stunning and stylish femme fatale named Miss Jessie Gatewood has arrived in the dusty hamlet of Splendora. Miss Jessie is the new town librarian—but she has much bigger plans than just shelving books. She intends to give the town and its people a much-needed makeover. But even as she is influencing the fashion sense of the local ladies—and winning the heart of the lovesick Brother Leggett, Splendora’s Baptist minister—a surprising plan for vengeance occupies the fabulous Miss Gatewood’s mind.
In Edward Swift’s provocative, hilarious first novel, a small town is turned upside down by a new arrival—and a shocking return.

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Rating: 4 very nostalgic stars out of five The Book Report: The book description rots on ice. Here is the jacket copy from the 1978 hardcover I checked out of the library: “Splendora: A steamy East ... Read full review

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I loved Rocky, it was one of the best movies about sports without really being about sports that I've ever seen. It took me years to understand why I liked it though, not being a sports lover, but ... Read full review

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Edward Swift was born in a small town in East Texas, which has inspired much of his work. His debut novel, Splendora, was published in 1978 and praised by the Houston Chronicle as one of the year’s best comic novels. He has since written six other acclaimed novels and one memoir, My Grandfather’s Finger. Swift currently lives in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

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