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069202347X
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9780692023471
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Celestial Blue Skies

Celestial Blue Skies

by Maggie Collins

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Overview

"I found myself peering through watery eyes a number of times. Truthful books touch you that way." ~ Gordon Walmsley, Editor, The Copenhagen Review

In Belle Place, Louisiana, where the sugarcane grows a mile high to the bright blue sky, Celeste struggles with her mentally ill mother, Tut, and works with her grandmother Maymay to hold the Creole Bastille family together. Celeste has bigger dreams for her life, and is falling for the handsome and wealthy Vashan.

But, when Tut runs away to live with the man she met working in the sugarcane to escape her reputation as the town whore, Maymay fears that Celeste will end up like her mother. And just as things are finally looking up for Tut, her past returns with violent, tragic results.

Will Celeste end up like her mother, or will she redeem her family from the hoodoo curse that haunts them? And will she find love with someone from a culture just as exotic as her own?


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"Collins weaves a tale as intriguing as the folktale that is the basis for the book. Celeste earns her Celestial Blue Sky." ~ Lee Grue, Editor, The New Laurel Review


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692023471
Publisher: Battered Suitcase Press
Publication date: 04/28/2014
Pages: 206
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.47(d)

About the Author

Maggie Collins was born and raised under the clear blue skies of Loreauville, Louisiana. She majored in English at the University of Louisiana and later earned a Master's degree from the University of New Orleans. An excerpt of this novel was published in "Louisiana Cultural Vistas" and was a 2009 finalist for the worldwide William Faulkner William Wisdom writing contest. She is a Center for Black Literature fellow and an Educational Diagnostician. She lives with her two sons and wonderful husband

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