Making Wavesby Cassandra King
In a small Alabama town in Zion County, life is finally looking up for 20-year-old Donnette Sullivan. Having just inherited her aunt's old house and beauty shop, she's taken over the business. Her husband, Tim, recently crippled in an accident, is/em>
The first novel by the author of acclaimed national bestseller The Sunday Wife, now reissued in paperback.
In a small Alabama town in Zion County, life is finally looking up for 20-year-old Donnette Sullivan. Having just inherited her aunt's old house and beauty shop, she's taken over the business. Her husband, Tim, recently crippled in an accident, is beginning to cope not only with his disability but also with the loss of his dreams. Once a promising artist who gave up art for sports, Tim paints a sign for Donnette's new shop, Making Waves, that causes ripples throughout the small southern community. In a sequence of events--sometimes funny, sometimes tragic--the lives of Donnette, Tim, and others in their small circle of family and friends are unavoidably affected. Once the waves of change surge through Zion County, the lives of its people are forever altered.
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- 18 Years
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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
True southern flair! Good story, but disapointing ending.
Love Cassandra's books, but this one wasn't my favorite. Wished for a different ending...