Lowcountry Summer: A Plantation Novel

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Harper Collins, Jun 15, 2010 - Fiction - 384 pages
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“Frank…writes with genuine adoration for and authority on the South Carolina Lowcountry from which she sprang….[Her] stuff is never escapist fluff—it’s the real deal.”
—Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Return to Tall Pines in the long-awaited sequel to Dorothea Benton Frank’s beloved bestseller Plantation. Lowcountry Summer is the story of the changing anatomy of a family after the loss of its matriarch, sparkling with the inimitable Dot Frank’s warmth and humor. The much-beloved New York Times bestselling author follows the recent success of Return to Sullivans Island, Bulls Island, and Land of Mango Sunsets with a tale rich in atmosphere and unforgettable scenes of Southern life, once again placing her at the dais, alongside Anne Rivers Siddons, Sue Monk Kidd, Rebecca Wells, Pat Conroy, and other masters of contemporary Southern fiction.

 

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User Review  - JudithDCollins - LibraryThing

Full of southern gals with a mixture of sex, sass, and nutty personalities. Caroline is approaching 47 and concerned about her son Eric shacking up with an older single mom. In addition, she is ... Read full review

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User Review  - Dmtcer - LibraryThing

I love the main character of this book. She is a low country-queen, but she has flaws and admits them. At first I was thinking there was too much description of every little detail and not enough plot ... Read full review

Contents

Welcome Back to tall Pines
1
excess
14
about amelia
24
Spring Forward
37
Graffiti
47
Miss Sweetie
60
Chaos
74
the Girls
87
Miss Lavinia in the Garden
154
the Deep end
169
the Unforeseen
191
rusty
214
Spirits Fly
231
Carry Me home
250
Glory rising
271
reckoning Days
289

Weekend Warriors
97
etiquette Unchained
107
More Dirty Laundry
121
Settling Down
136
Make War not Love
311
epilogue
333
acknowledgments
341
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About the author (2010)

New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank was born and raised on Sullivans Island, South Carolina. She resides in the New York area with her husband.

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