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Bonita Faye
     

Bonita Faye

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by Margaret Moseley
 

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Margaret Moseley's colorful and unforgettable Edgar Award-finalist that captures Fannie Flagg's homespun charm and Janet Evanovich's laugh out loud humor.

When small town girl Bonita Faye's abusive husband, car salesman and fishing guide Billy Roy is killed, she begins an adventurous new life that takes her from Poteau, Oklahoma to Paris and back again in a story of

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Margaret Moseley's colorful and unforgettable Edgar Award-finalist that captures Fannie Flagg's homespun charm and Janet Evanovich's laugh out loud humor.

When small town girl Bonita Faye's abusive husband, car salesman and fishing guide Billy Roy is killed, she begins an adventurous new life that takes her from Poteau, Oklahoma to Paris and back again in a story of murder and redemption...and more murder... stretching over three decades.

"Bonita Faye is one of the funniest, most resourceful and optimistic fictional heroines you'll ever come across." Dallas Morning News

"Bonita Faye is the Eliza Doolittle of the dust bowl." Associated Press

"Poignant, humorous, captivating...a startlingly fresh voice and a literary original you'll want to share with friends." Tulsa World

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781941298916
Publisher:
Brash Books
Publication date:
12/29/2015
Pages:
232
Sales rank:
461,074
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.53(d)

Meet the Author

Margaret Moseley has been making her living as a writer since she was eighteen, beginning on the original Fort Worth Press in Fort Worth, Texas and continuing with work for ad agencies, television, and major corporations. Her stunningly original first book, Bonita Faye, was a finalist in the Edgar Award for Best New Novel by an American Writer and earned her wide, and richly deserved, acclaim.

Moseley was born in Durant, Oklahoma, raised in Fort Worth, Texas and for twenty years lived in Fort Smith, Arkansas. During her time in Arkansas, she was a personal friend of the Clintons and campaigned for them as an Arkansas Traveler at the time of the 1992 election.

She is the author of five mystery novels Bonita Faye, Milicent LeSueur, The Fourth Steven, Grinning in His Mashed Potatoes, and A Little Traveling Music Please, all of which are being republished by Brash Books, starting in early 2015.

Moseley is married to computer guru and novelist Ron Burris. They live in Euless, Texas, with their rescued beagles Miss Sadie and Miss (The Terror) Matilda.

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Bonita Faye 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous 10 months ago
Brilliant.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
[I have to tell you....I don't remember how I actually got this book. I do know that it was before new years. And, that it was not a NetGalley ARC.] This book is funny,strange, comfortable and...wonderful! Bonita Fay takes what little she has and makes lemonade from lemons. Virtually unschooled, she makes intelligant, intellectual arguements for David Copperfield and why we should all have religious freedom and acceptance. The cover image is kind of why it kept sitting in my TBR pile so long. Pearls and a sharpened Chef's knife might do that to a reader. I'm not sure I'd classify it as a cosy either, althought it comes up as one on the goodreads shelf. All I have to say is "hang on tight....we're in for a bumpy ride"
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read three to four books a week. As a college English instructor, I read all types of books, but for pure escape, this is one of the best I have ever read. Are there other books out there with Bonita Faye as a character? If so, I'd love to read them too! Every woman needs a way to get away from stressful situations, and reading about Bonita Faye's adventures is easier than climbing those Ozark hills...
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book, it is definitely worth picking up!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I truely enjoyed this book from cover to cover. Good pace and makes you laugh
Anonymous 4 months ago
I realize that I am outdated in today's society because I believe that citizens of our great country should be subject to its laws. Murder is a very serious crime. This book is all in fun, right? That makes it ok for a murderer to go on to a good, happy life. Especially, since all three men were "bad guys." I wont read any more of this author's books.
Jarina More than 1 year ago
Bonita Faye, by Margaret Moseley, is not a character that will soon be forgotten. Tenacious, driven, and fierce, Bonita Faye is a small town country girl with the soul of a continental traveler. Caught early in an abusive web, Bonita Faye finds fellowship in best friend Patsy and kindness in state trooper Harmon Adams after the murder of her husband Billy Roy Burnett. And once you are in Bonita Faye's small circle, she is loyal to a fault. Using insurance money, Bonita Faye travels to Paris, the city she has always dreamed of visiting. Here she meets taxi driver Denis Denfert who helps her find her way around. She also meets student Claude Vermeillon and his sister Simone. These three, in addition to Robert Sinclair, American expat, are the nucleus of the family she finds outside of Paris. When you are family, Bonita Faye will do ANYTHING to protect you. Bonita Faye is the fifth novel written by Margaret Moseley and published by Brash Books. It is exciting, heartwarming, and just this side of the law. You will never forget this character and may even wish to be in an inner circle like hers. She is a good soul, even when embroiled in bad deeds. I wholeheartedly recommend Bonita Faye and hope to meet another character just like her in my reading journeys
PHILBAILEY More than 1 year ago
A narrative tale of the lifetime experience of a woman best described as “just plain folk”. Growing up dirt poor and uneducated in the Arkansas/Oklahoma region where life is tough but the people are tougher. This is an engaging story of a girl/woman with a dream, a plan and the cunning ability and savvy to make it from just barely eking out a living into living the good life, or at least a much better life. Be a bystander and watch as the pages turn an “ain’t no never mind” lass into a young lady living in Paris, learning the language, (both French and proper English), and mastering the lifestyle. That’s Paris France not Paris Kentucky. Along the way she gets away with murder, literally. I came across some phrases I had not heard in years, though I call it a Northern Blue, not a blue northern. I can almost picture the gal with a chaw of Red Man at an outdoor café on the Champs-Élysées. A most entertaining read with none of the extraneous and superfluous filler found in more recent writings, and recommended for a change of pace entertaining read.