She Flew The Coop: A Novel Concerning Life, Death, Sex and Recipes in Limoges, Louisiana

Paperback | September 5, 2006

byMichael Lee West

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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&#8212with sixteen-year-old and pregnant (by the Baptist minister) Olive Nepper, currently languishing in a coma after drinking pop laced with rose poison. But the plight of Olive and her family is hardly the only story spicing up the rumor mill in this small Southern community of unpredictable eccentrics, wandering husbands, and unsatisfied wives&#8212and few local sins will be put right by home cooking.

From Michael Lee West comes a beautifully rendered portrait of small-town Southern life, filled with humanity that brilliantly weaves comedy with dark calamity.

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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

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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&#8212with sixteen-year-old and pregnant (by the Baptist minister) Olive Nepper, currently languishing in a coma after dr...

Michael Lee West is the author of Mad Girls in Love, Crazy Ladies, American Pie, She Flew the Coop, and Consuming Passions. She lives with her husband on a rural farm in Tennessee with three bratty Yorkshire terriers, a Chinese Crested, assorted donkeys, chickens, sheep, and African Pygmy goats.Her faithful dog Zap (above) was the insp...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.9 inPublished:September 5, 2006Publisher:HarperCollins

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ISBN - 13:9780060926205

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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