Full of grace
The rich atmosphere of South Carolina, both Hilton Head and Charleston, is brought vividly to life by Dorothea Benton Frank, a South Carolina native who, with her exquisitely evocative prose, makes you smell the sea air, see the palmettos, and savor the sweet tea, but this time it comes with a side of antipasti.
Hilton Head, South Carolina. Retirement heaven -- at least it's supposed to be, but for Big Al and Connie, the move from New Jersey to this southern paradise has been fraught with just a few complications. Especially for their daughter, Grace.
Well, that's what she likes to be called. Her family insists on Maria Graziella. Seriously, enough with the Neopolitan. That might have been okay in New Jersey but now it's just plain silly and Grace at thirty-one is, horror of horrors, still unmarried. No wonder her family drives her crazy. Well, that and the fact that she's living with the man she would marry if they both weren't so commitment phobic. Michael is a doctor and a scientist and Grace has a good idea that he's also an atheist. Over the years, Grace has become a bit ambivalent about her faith but her family is as old-fashioned Italian as they get. The stage is set for a major showdown that might just change Grace's outlook on life, family, and the new South.
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|Grouping Title||full of grace|
|Grouping Author||frank dorothea benton|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-01-22 23:09:43PM|
|Last Indexed||2019-01-22 13:27:55PM|
|author||Dorothea Benton Frank|
|author_display||Frank, Dorothea Benton|
|available_at_catalog||Bellevue, Bellevue Kids, Hermitage, Hermitage Kids, Inglewood, Main Kids, Main Library, Southeast|
|detailed_location_catalog||Bellevue - Adult Fiction, Edmondson Pike - Adult Fiction, Hermitage - Adult Fiction, Inglewood - Adult Fiction, Main Library - Adult Fiction, Southeast - Adult Fiction|
The move from New Jersey to Hilton Head, South Carolina, wasn't easy for the Russo family—difficult enough for Big Al and Connie, but even harder for their daughter Maria Graziella, who insists on being called Grace. At thirty-one and still, shockingly, unmarried, Grace has scandalized her staunchly traditional Italian family by moving in with her boyfriend Michael—who, though a truly great guy, is agnostic, commitment-phobic, a scientist, and (horror of horrors) Irish!
Grace adores her parents even though they drive her crazy—and she knows they'd love Michael if they got to know him, but Big Al won't let him into their house. And so the stage is set for a major showdown—which, along with a devastating, unexpected crisis and, perhaps, a miracle or two, just might change Grace's outlook on love, family, and her new life in the new South.
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|isbn||9780060892357, 9780060892371, 9780061135118, 9780061135132, 9780061374531, 9780061744266|
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Bellevue, Bellevue Kids, Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Hermitage, Hermitage Kids, Inglewood, Main Kids, Main Library, Southeast|
|publishDate||2006, 2009, 2016|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000264163|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|William Morrow,|c2006.|xii, 317 p. ; 24 cm., overdrive:17be5aff-e2ff-4efc-ab6e-b9cc0397f625|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|HarperAudio|2016|, overdrive:aeaa6c90-6254-4ae3-a9a1-37dd1b8abaad|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|HarperAudio|2006|, overdrive:f89d11cf-5615-4e6d-bb54-d5413eb1fbba|eBook|eBook||English|HarperCollins|2009||
|subject_facet||Charleston (S.C.) -- Fiction, Domestic fiction, American, Hilton Head (S.C.) -- Fiction, Italian American women -- Fiction|
|title_display||Full of grace|
|title_full||Full of Grace, Full of grace / Dorothea Benton Frank|
|title_short||Full of grace|
|topic_facet||Domestic fiction, American, Fiction, Italian American women, Literature, Romance|