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Waking Up in Dixie: A Novel
     

Waking Up in Dixie: A Novel

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by Haywood Smith, Laural Merlington (Narrated by)
 

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When Elizabeth Mooney escaped the shame of her "white trash" family to marry the crown prince of her small town, Howell Whittington, she never dreamed that thirty years later she'd end up trapped in a loveless marriage to the cruel banker who's foreclosing on all her friends. Then Howe has a stroke sitting up in church, and when he wakes up, he's at the mercy of all

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When Elizabeth Mooney escaped the shame of her "white trash" family to marry the crown prince of her small town, Howell Whittington, she never dreamed that thirty years later she'd end up trapped in a loveless marriage to the cruel banker who's foreclosing on all her friends. Then Howe has a stroke sitting up in church, and when he wakes up, he's at the mercy of all his appetites and emotions. Transformed, Howe wants to be a real husband-which scares proper, repressed Elizabeth to death-and setting out to right past wrongs, he blackmails the town's baddies into doing the right thing by threatening to foreclose on their mortgages. The ensuing hilarious rollercoaster ride wakes up not only Elizabeth and their marriage but the whole town and its hidebound institutions.

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"Smith shakes up the midlife marriage renewal subgenre with the emotionally complex tale of Elizabeth Whittington." ---Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781400149643
Publisher:
Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date:
09/30/2010
Edition description:
Unabridged Library Edition
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.00(d)

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From the Publisher
"Smith shakes up the midlife marriage renewal subgenre with the emotionally complex tale of Elizabeth Whittington." —-Publishers Weekly

Meet the Author

Haywood Smith is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Red Hat Club-a publishing phenomenon celebrating women's friendships that inspired real-life "Red Hat Clubs" across the nation-Ladies of the Lake, and Queen Bee of Mimosa Beach.

Laural Merlington has recorded well over one hundred audiobooks and has received several AudioFile Earphones Awards, including one for Never Say Die by Susan Jacoby.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Buford, Georgia
Date of Birth:
April 21, 1949
Place of Birth:
Atlanta, Georgia
Education:
One year of college and several professional real estate degrees and appraisal certifications
Website:
http://www.haywoodsmith.net

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Waking Up in Dixie 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Laugh out loud funny and sweet!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was my first book by Haywood Smith. I love the comedy fiction style she employs. She really brings the " southern bred" characters to life. Light hearted and fun reading!
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If you are a fan of Haywood Smith then this book will not disappoint you. What I love about Haywood's writing is her quirky characters and their laugh out loud humor. Looking forward to Haywood's next novel.
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