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Making waves
King, Cassandra, 1944-
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Making waves in Zion
[Large print edition].
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Waterville, ME : Thorndike Press, [2004]

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453 pages ; 23 cm
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The first novel by the author of the acclaimed national bestseller "The Sunday Wife" is now reissued in paperback.

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Booklist Review

Initially published by a small press and now re-released after the success ofing's second novel, The Sunday Wife (2002), this tale takes place in 1985 in the small town of Clarksville, Alabama, home to 20-year-old Donnette and her husband, Tim. Inheriting a house complete with a beauty shop, Donnette is happy with her lot in life. Tim was the high school's star athlete with scholarship offers galore until a devastating car accident left his arm useless. Though content to work in the local lumberyard, he just might put his long dormant artistic talent to use. Tim's accident affected all the town's residents, but none more that Taylor Dupree, who was driving the car and who left his best friend injured on the road. Now, finally, Taylor is ready to confront his past. By turns happy and poignant,ing's tale is told by several characters, creating a multiplicity of viewpoints that offers great insight into southern small-town life. --Patty Engelmann Copyright 2004 Booklist

Publisher's Weekly Review

Donnette and Tim have been sweethearts since childhood, but some folks in Zion County, Ala., don't think she's good enough for him. When a tragic accident ends Tim's chance for football greatness-and nixes the athletic scholarship he needed to go to college-Donnette snatches him up; they marry and buy her aunt's beauty salon. Donnette's not the sharpest knife in the drawer, and snooty Taylor Dupree, the black sheep of the town's powerful Clark family, is highly critical of her. Taylor was Tim's best friend until the accident (which was Taylor's fault), and it's their friendship-which few in Clarksville understand or condone-that lies at the heart of this talky, folksy novel. Back from college, Taylor wants to make things right by Tim, and when Tim paints a beautiful sign for Donnette's salon, Taylor sets his sights on getting Tim an art scholarship. Scheming Ellis Clark, a poor rural girl now married to Taylor's cousin and giddy with Clark family power, tries to make Taylor's road to redemption a rocky one, though. Told in six chapters, narrated by four different characters, the novel offers a shifting moral landscape complemented by a sharp vision of Southern culture and life. This is the first novel King wrote, originally published by Black Belt Press and rereleased after the success of her second, The Sunday Wife. Her debut has a certain vernacular appeal, but most readers may find it too full of smalltown melodrama. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Table of Contents

Donnettep. 1
Taylorp. 36
Dellap. 85
Ellisp. 121
Taylorp. 170
Donnettep. 212
Cassandra King: Jnterviewp. 269
Readers' Guide Questionsp. 275