*****Publishers Weekly - Booklife Finalist*****Indie Brag Award Winner*****Pinnacle Book Award Winner*****Shelf Unbound Notable 100 Books*****BIBA Star Award Winner*****Book Excellence Award Winner*****Golden Crown Winner*****Winner of The Beverly Hills Book Awards*****Winner of The Royal Dragonfly Awards*****New York Book Festival Finalist*****Five Star Readers' FavoritePublishers Weekly - "Aunt Sookie & Me is a heady and hilarious mixture of hard-won wisdom and Southern saltiness... the tale deals with some weighty issues including sexual identity and domestic violence, but Garvin's compassion and light touch make this a highly entertaining and enjoyable novel.Young Poppy Wainwright feels much like a deck of cards, shuffled around from a boozing mother to a beloved grandmother. Finally bused to Savannah, Georgia, to live with her grandmother's cantankerous sister, Sookie. Through the enlightened eyes of a thirteen-year-old girl, the hilarity and insanity ensues.
From the best-selling author of A Faithful Son, this rollicking romp of a ride does not disappoint.
Aunt Sookie & Me: The Sordid Tale of a Scandalous Southern Belle is irreverent, hilarious, and heartbreaking. All political correctness is buried alongside the dead corpse in the family vegetable garden in this riotous book. But don't let the folksy and fresh recipe fool you, Garvin serves up a big helping of reality, cutting through small-town bigotry and bias. Kirkus Reviews....Michael Scott Garvin tells the story of a 13-year-old orphan sent to live with her forthright great-aunt. When Poppy Wainwright's grandmother dies, she travels from her home in Arkansas to live with her grandmother's older sister, Sookie, in Savannah, Georgia. "Your Grandma Lainey was a self-righteous nit-wit," Sookie tells Poppy upon their first meeting, "and if I had the gumption, I'd drive myself up to Mountain Home and spit on her freshly dug grave." Sookie is everything Poppy's grandmother was not: atheistic, slovenly, suspicious, prone to vendettas, and completely lacking any verbal filter. Yet there's much that this foulmouthed, long-lived woman has to teach young Poppy about the world and how to be a woman in it. Aunt Sookie & Me is a fine submission in the long tradition of Southern bildungsromans. Garvin animates his characters with wonderfully vulgar dialogue...and he manages to tackle serious issues of sexuality and domestic violence while keeping the book lighthearted and highly readable...An often charming and funny coming-of-age tale...readers won't want Garvin's larger-than-life vision to end."San Francisco Book Review "Run and get this book and prepare to laugh!"
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About the Author
Michael Scott Garvin is an award-winning custom home builder and interior designer. His design firm, Michael Scott Garvin Studio, has designed and built a number of custom homes all throughout the Southwest.
A Faithful Son, his debut novel, was a 2017 Independent Publisher Book Awards winner, a 2016 Beverly Hill Book Awards winner, a 2017 Indies finalist, and a finalist at the 2016 New York Book Festival. It was also voted Best of 2016 for The Novel Approach. At the International Book Festival, Garvin sat at the Table of Honor.
Aunt Sookie & Me: The Sordid Tale of a Scandalous Southern Belle is his second novel.