GIRLS IN TRUCKS by Katie Crouch, (c) 2009. This is the story of one screwed up southern woman. She smokes, pot, drinks a lot and sleeps around. Now here she is about 35 years old with one illegitimate daughter who’s the center of her world. I hope she’s less messed up now.. that I’m coming to the end of the book.
THE GIRL WHO CHASED THE MOON by Sarah Addison Allen, (2010). What is it about the Carolina’s? It seems many of the books I read have a Carolina setting! Teenager Emily Benedict has come to Mullaby, North Carolina to solve some of the riddles surrounding her mother Dulcie’s life. She moves into the home her mother grew up in and gets to know her grandfather Vance Shelby, a gentle Giant of a man who stoops to get through a doorway. Once there she looses her mother’s charm bracelet, only to find it on the dresser in her mother’s old room where the wallpaper changes it’s patterns. Then Emily sees mysterious lights skip across the yard and head off into the woods. Next door lives Julia Winterson, whom everyone adores. She lives in an apartment she rents from an old classmate. Julia bakes cakes and sells them to the town from J’s Barbecue, her father’s restaurant which she inherited upon his death two years earlier. Julia always wanted to open her own bakery but settles for baking in her restaurant as she pays off her father’s debts before selling the place. This promises to be a good book, I’ll have to let you know.