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By Mary Monroe

New York Times bestselling writer Mary Monroe sweeps readers again to the streets, porches, and parlors of civil rights-era Ohio to carry to lifestyles the 1st steps of an everlasting friendship among women from contrary aspects of the music. . .

Annette Goode is a shy, awkward, obese baby with a poor mystery. nervous and ashamed, Annette withdraws right into a international of books and foodstuff. however the summer time Annette turns 13, whatever fantastic occurs: Rhoda Nelson chooses her as a chum. striking, beneficiant Rhoda, who's every little thing Annette is not--gorgeous, narrow, and worldly--welcomes Annette into the center of her eccentric relatives, together with her good-looking and dignified father;her wonderful, fragile "Muh'Dear;" her brooding, harmful brother Jock;and her colourful white relatives--half-crazy Uncle Johnny, sultry Aunt Lola, and frightening, surly Granny Goose.

With Rhoda's aid, Annette survives youth and blossoms as a lady. but if her attractive ally makes a beautiful confession a couple of terrible early life crime, Annette's global is not the same.

"A coming-of-age trip depicted with wit, poignancy and bite." --Publishers Weekly

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