Adelaide Piper

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Center Point Pub., 2007 - Fiction - 430 pages
14 Reviews
A Booklist top 10 Christian Fiction title of 2006.

"Hart, with humor and a nice southern accent, has written a fine follow-up to her highly praised first novel, Grace at Low Tide." - Booklist, starred.

"Intelligent and promising." - Publishers Weekly.

The year is 1989 and dark currents lurk beneath the smooth surface of the elite Virginia campus where Adelaide Piper has come to study. Her poetic sensibility and idealism only irritate the socialites and cynics who notice her at all. After a heartbreaking and violent loss of innocence, Adelaide must navigate between her genteel Southern upbringing and the gritty realities of a new generation. Only sheer determination, fueled by a spiritual awakening, will save her from drowning. Ultimately Adelaide must return to the very ground she once cursed--and to a deeper appreciation for her Southern heritage, however broken and imperfect it may be.

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Southern fiction's drawl can sometimes gloss over the rough edges of life, but Beth Webb Hart's writing plunges straight to the grit and bone of life. With her slow, gentle voice, she guides the ... Read full review

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The book started a bit slow and I was a bit put off by the main characters high opinion of herself, but as the book went on, it became more complex and interesting. It used to be that great literature ... Read full review

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Beth Webb Hart, a South Carolina native, is the best-selling author of "Grace at Low Tide" and "The Wedding Machine". She serves as a speaker and creative writing instructor at schools, libraries, and churches throughout the region, and she has received two national teaching awards from Scholastic, Inc. Hart lives with her husband and their family in Charleston.

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