The land of mango sunsets: a novel
Miriam Swanson is thoroughly provoked and she doesn't mind letting you know. Twenty years ago her husband Charles, a powerful attorney with one of the last remaining white shoe law firms in New York, dumped her for a younger woman nearly half her age. Obviously it happens all the time and it's not exactly news, but what's fascinating is to watch Miriam evolve from pathetic to spectacular. Perfectly proper Miriam's great metamorphosis results from the arrival of a little red neck school teacher, Liz, from Nowhere, Alabama. Liz is Miriam's tenant along with Kevin, a 50 something gay man who is Miriam's best friend. Liz is everything that Miriam is not: young and thin. They constantly clash. Then finally, she meets a man named Harrison who changes her into a gal named Mellie.
Miriam spins out from the revolving door of her postured life as a Manhattan quasi socialite while she thirsts, no, starves for recognition. How did she become what she hates the most and what does she endure to realize it? And where are the answers? It takes a few spins, dips and one spectacular fall until Miriam gets her head on straight. Then in a whoosh she's off to see her mother in the enchanted and mysterious land of Sullivans Island, deep in the Lowcountry of South Carolina.
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|Grouping Title||land of mango sunsets|
|Grouping Author||frank dorothea benton|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-12-16 00:12:03AM|
|Last Indexed||2018-12-16 00:50:46AM|
|author||Dorothea Benton Frank|
|author_display||Frank, Dorothea Benton|
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Her despicable husband left her for a lingerie model who's barely more than a teenager, and her kids are busy with their own lives. But before Miriam Elizabeth Swanson can work herself up into a true snit about it all, her newest tenant, Liz, arrives from Birmingham with plenty of troubles of her own. Then Miriam meets a man named Harrison, who makes her laugh, makes her cry, and makes her feel like a brand-new woman.
It's almost too much for one Manhattan quasi-socialite to handle--so Miriam's escaping to the enchanted and mysterious land of Sullivans Island, deep in the low country of South Carolina, a place where she can finally get her head on straight--and perhaps figure out that pride is not what's going to keep her warm at night . . .
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|isbn||9780060892388, 9780060892395, 9780061259289, 9780061287398, 9780061715709, 9780061746499|
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
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|record_details||ils:CARL0000283235|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|William Morrow,|2007.|335 p. ; 24 cm., ils:CARL0000283384|Large Print|Books|1st HarperLuxe ed., [large print]|English|HarperLuxe,|2007.|xiii, 508 p. (large print) ; 23 cm., overdrive:9f8d3915-635a-45e2-80c3-c1d61774ef6d|eBook|eBook||English|HarperCollins|2009|, overdrive:e6a40108-9fc6-4615-bf14-2d666cdacc6b|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|HarperCollins|||
|subject_facet||Large type books, Middle aged women -- Fiction, Middle-aged women -- Fiction, Self-perception -- Fiction, Sullivan's Island (S.C. : Island) -- Fiction|
|title_display||The land of mango sunsets : a novel|
|title_full||The Land of Mango Sunsets, The land of mango sunsets : a novel / Dorothea Benton Frank, The land of mango sunsets [text (large print)] / Dorothea Benton Frank|
|title_short||The land of mango sunsets :|
|topic_facet||Fiction, Large type books, Middle aged women, Middle-aged women, Romance, Self-perception|