AMY HILL HEARTH
Title MISS DREAMSVILLE AND THE COLLIER COUNTY
Binding TRADE PAPERBACK
Book Condition VERY GOOD CONDITION
Publisher SIMON & SCHUSTER
1451675232 / 9781451675238
Seller ID IM350962
Eighty-year-old Dora, the narrator of a story that began a half century earlier, is bonding with an unlikely set of friends, including Jackie Hart, a restless middle-aged wife and mother from Boston, who gets into all sorts of trouble when her family moves to a small, sleepy town in Collier County, Florida, circa 1962.
With humor and insight the novel chronicles the awkward North-South cultural divide as Jackie, this hapless but charming "Yankee," looks for some excitement in her life by accepting an opportunity to host a local radio show where she creates a mysterious, late-night persona, "Miss Dreamsville," and by launching a reading group--the Collier County Women's Literary Society--thus sending the conservative and racially segregated town into uproar. The only townspeople who venture to join are regarded as outsiders at best--a young gay man, a divorced woman, a poet, and a young black woman who dreams of going to college.
This brilliant fiction debut by Amy Hill Hearth, a "New York Times "bestselling author, brings to life unforgettable characters who found the one thing that eluded them as individuals: a place in the world. Inspired by a real person, "Miss Dreamsville and the Collier County Women's Literary Society "will touch the heart of anyone and everyone who has ever felt like an outsider longing to fit in.