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The Florabama Ladies' Auxiliary & Sewing Circle

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From the author of Storyville and Bed and Breakfast-a funny, heartfelt, and poignant novel about the surprising power of a group of small-town women. "We've been screwed blued and tattooed," quips Hilly Pruitt at hearing the news of the closing of Cherished Lady, the local lingerie factory. Hilly, along with many other women in Florabama, have been relying on the factory for their livelihood for years. As Hilly always says; "Life is like a dog sled: If you ain't the lead dog, the scenery never changes." The same day the plant closes, Bonnie Duke Cullman begins her drive through a Gulf Coast storm to the first real job of her life. Her country-club-and-charity-committee existence has come to an end as abruptly as her marriage. In short, she too has been downsized. But luckily for Bonnie, she does have a job to go to: She's been hired to run a "Displaced Homemakers Program" for a podunk community college where the ex-bra seamstresses of Cherished Lady await her wisdom. In an unlikely alliance, Bonnie and the Florabama women join together in a midlife survival course where the events of a single year forever alter the way they see the world and their places in it. Despite their very different lineages, they find common ground in the longings and dreams we all share: for community, identity, security, and for love.
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Welcome to Florabama, Alabama-a place where you can stop to sip a co'cola or iced tea and think about money and love. If you had 'em, you were free to think about other things. If you didn't, you couldn't think about anything else.

"We've been screwed blue and tattooed," quips Hilly Pruitt, upon hearing the news of the closing of Cherished Lady, the local lingerie factory where she's worked a lifetime. The same day the plant closes, Bonnie Duke Cullman, former-deb turned Atlanta-society-wife, has herself been downsized-right out of her marriage and picture-perfect life. In an unlikely alliance, Bonnie, Hilly, and the rest of the ex-bra seamstresses join forces in the "Displaced Homemakers Program" at a podunk community college. Together they endure a midlife survival course where the events of a single year forever alter the way they see the world and their places in it.

Hailed as "a fearless novelist" (Pat Conroy) and "a peerless limner of strong, complex women" (Anne...

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subject_facet Female friendship -- Fiction, Gulf Coast (U.S.) -- Fiction, Middle aged women -- Fiction, Midlife crisis -- Fiction, Unemployed women workers -- Fiction
title_display The Florabama Ladies' Auxiliary & Sewing Circle
title_full The Florabama Ladies' Auxiliary & Sewing Circle, The Florabama Ladies' Auxiliary & Sewing Circle / Lois Battle
title_short The Florabama Ladies' Auxiliary & Sewing Circle
topic_facet Female friendship, Fiction, Literature, Middle aged women, Midlife crisis, Unemployed women workers