From Our Editors
In this funny and touching novel, the author of Crazy Ladies brilliantly interweaves dark calamity with comedy to depict everyday life in small-town Limoges, Louisiana, circa 1952. "(Captures) the color, eccentricities and tragicomedy that the best Southern writers do so well".--Publishers Weekly
From the Publisher
The two main occupations in Limoges, Louisiana (population: 905), seem to be spreading juicy gossip and consoling the unfortunate with casseroles. And in this early spring of 1952, there is ample opportunity for both—with sixteen-year-old and pregnant (by the Baptist minister) Olive Nepper, currently languishing in a coma after dr...