Making Waves

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In a small Alabama town, life is finally looking up for twenty-year-old Donnette Sullivan. She's just inherited her aunt's house and beauty shop, and her recently crippled husband is beginning to cope with the loss of his dreams. Yet the opening of the shop leads to a surprising sequence of events. Making Waves is about love, friendship, and betrayal, and about unfulfilled desires and heartbreaking losses. Once the waves of change begin, the lives of the people in this small ...
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Overview

In a small Alabama town, life is finally looking up for twenty-year-old Donnette Sullivan. She's just inherited her aunt's house and beauty shop, and her recently crippled husband is beginning to cope with the loss of his dreams. Yet the opening of the shop leads to a surprising sequence of events. Making Waves is about love, friendship, and betrayal, and about unfulfilled desires and heartbreaking losses. Once the waves of change begin, the lives of the people in this small town are inexorably altered.
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Editorial Reviews

Birmingham News
You can't go wrong with this winner.
The Mobile Register
. . . many surprising and remarkable moments in what must be hailed as a major novel of recent years . . .
Orlando Sentinel
. . . Zion is populated with plain-spoken eccentrics . . . the story blasts into a big finish.
Publishers Weekly
Donnette and Tim have been sweethearts since childhood, but some folks in Zion County, Ala., don't think she's good enough for him. When a tragic accident ends Tim's chance for football greatness-and nixes the athletic scholarship he needed to go to college-Donnette snatches him up; they marry and buy her aunt's beauty salon. Donnette's not the sharpest knife in the drawer, and snooty Taylor Dupree, the black sheep of the town's powerful Clark family, is highly critical of her. Taylor was Tim's best friend until the accident (which was Taylor's fault), and it's their friendship-which few in Clarksville understand or condone-that lies at the heart of this talky, folksy novel. Back from college, Taylor wants to make things right by Tim, and when Tim paints a beautiful sign for Donnette's salon, Taylor sets his sights on getting Tim an art scholarship. Scheming Ellis Clark, a poor rural girl now married to Taylor's cousin and giddy with Clark family power, tries to make Taylor's road to redemption a rocky one, though. Told in six chapters, narrated by four different characters, the novel offers a shifting moral landscape complemented by a sharp vision of Southern culture and life. This is the first novel King wrote, originally published by Black Belt Press and rereleased after the success of her second, The Sunday Wife. Her debut has a certain vernacular appeal, but most readers may find it too full of smalltown melodrama. (Apr.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
From The Critics
"Making Waves is...as memorable as any book that I've read in years. It is an absolute delight." (Terry Kay, author of The Runaway and To Dance With the White Dog)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786887934
  • Publisher: Hyperion
  • Publication date: 4/15/2004
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 542,709
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.12 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Meet the Author

Cassandra King is the author of The Sunday Wife, The Same Sweet Girls and Queen of Broken Hearts. A native of Lower Alabama, she lives in the Low Country of South Carolina with her husband, novelist Pat Conroy.

Biography

Cassandra King is a native of Alabama, where she formerly taught English and creative writing classes. She has published stories and essays in various quarterlies and anthologies, and her second novel, The Sunday Wife, was published to fine reviews and acclaim. It was a SEBA bestseller. She currently resides in South Carolina with her husband, Pat Conroy. She belongs to a real-life Same Sweet Girls group, which reunites every year.

Biography courtesy of the author's official web site.

Good To Know

Some interesting outtakes from our interview with King:

"I wonder if I'm the only writer who was raised on a peanut farm."

"I'm an Anglophile, have been for a long, long time. I absolutely adore anything British!"

"My great-grandfather, Josiah King, was a writer. He had some chapbooks of pretty dreadful poetry (unfortunately, I inherited those genes, though I love poetry almost better than anything), as well as an Alabama history book. He was considered a dreamer and a ne'er-do-well because he spent his days writing."

"Dislikes: I dislike the notion of writing as a competitive sport, and it bothers me to see writers trashing each other's books. Most of the writers I know are wonderfully supportive of each other, but I've heard some horror stories. And I've seen reviews that are plain mean-spirited and petty, from one writer to another. Doesn't make sense to me. And then there's the jealousy you see sometimes between writers, which makes even less sense. Selfishly, I want other writers to turn out good books because that means I'll have something to read. Now you know this about me: I have a tendency to get on a soapbox."

"Likes: I have a passion for birds and keep a pair of binoculars handy at all times. I also love to watch people dance. (But not to dance myself, since I was cursed with two left feet.) As a matter of fact, I love everything about dancing, and everything about birds!"

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    1. Also Known As:
      Cassandra King Conroy
    2. Hometown:
      Fripp Island, South Carolina
    1. Date of Birth:
      February 18, 1944
    2. Place of Birth:
      Dothan, Alabama
    1. Education:
      B.A. 1967; M.A., 1988
    2. Website:

Table of Contents

Donnette 1
Taylor 36
Della 85
Ellis 121
Taylor 170
Donnette 212
Cassandra King: Jnterview 269
Readers' Guide Questions 275
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2004

    Great character novel

    I loved this novel for its descriptions of the town of Zion and the wonderful characters. The final chapter with its big social conscience finish didn't seem to fit in with the rest of the novel, but I've known so many older women like all the 'aunts' in the book. Read it for the enjoyable character descriptions.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2004

    this book was funny and sad but thoroughly readable, with highly colorful characters.

    i couldn't wait to read this because i'd liked the author's other book so well. it was very different but did not disappoint me.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2005

    Ya'll Come on Over

    I loved falling into King's bucket of southern small time life. It was a hoot to read about Mt. Zion, and it's colorful inhabitants. At first, I thought that the ending didn't exactly fit the rest of the story, but after sleeping on the completed story, it was the perfect method to show the strength of the women living in Mt Zion. Southern women have their own tap dance to life and heaven help a person if they mess around with their family.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2004

    AUTHENTIC SOUTHERN VOICES

    Loved this book for its humor and sensitivity while probing important truths. Most striking of all was the authenticity of each voice that told the story! A really good read. Would love to hear an audio version done by a real Southerner

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2012

    Good reading

    Love Cassandra's books, but this one wasn't my favorite.

    Wished for a different ending...

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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