The hand I fan with: a novel

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The author of the highly acclaimed Baby of the Family returns with her best work to date. With the death of her parents in a plane crash ten years earlier, Lena McPherson becomes the one on whom everyone in the small town of Mulberry, Georgia, depends--the hand they fan with. Now, at 45, Lena is becoming weary of shouldering everyone's problems and sets out to do something for herself.
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Grouping Title hand i fan with
Grouping Author ansa tina mcelroy
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Bestselling author Tina McElroy Ansa is back with another tale from Mulberry, Georgia, the richly drawn fictional town and home of the extraordinary Lena McPherson. Lena, now forty-five and tired of being "the hand everyone fans with," has grown weary of shouldering the town's problems and wants to find a little love and companionship for herself. So she and a friend perform a supernatural ritual to conjure up a man for Lena. She gets one all right: a ghost named Herman who, though dead for one hundred years, is full of life and all man. His love changes Lena's life forever, satisfying as never before both her physical and spiritual needs. Filled with the same "humor, grace, and great respect for power of the particular" (The New York Times Book Review) as her previous critically acclaimed novels, Baby of the Family and Ugly Ways, The Hand I Fan With is yet another memorable and life-affirming tale from one of America's best-loved authors.

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subject_facet African Americans -- Georgia -- Fiction, Georgia -- Fiction, Middle-aged women -- Georgia -- Fiction, Mulberry (Ga. : Imaginary place) -- Fiction
title_display The hand I fan with : a novel
title_full The Hand I Fan With, The hand I fan with : a novel / by Tina McElroy Ansa
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topic_facet African American Fiction, African Americans, Fantasy, Fiction, Middle-aged women, Mulberry (Ga. : Imaginary place), Romance