Emma Jean's Bad Behavior

Emma Jean's Bad Behavior

by Charlotte Rains Dixon


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780615738178
Publisher: Vagabondage Press
Publication date: 01/10/2013
Pages: 298
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Charlotte Rains Dixon is a writer and writing teacher. She has published numerous articles and stories as well as three non-fiction books. Charlotte received her MFA in creative writing from Spalding University and teaches in the Loft certificate-writing program at Middle Tennessee State University. She lives in Portland, Oregon. Visit her blog at www.charlotterainsdixon.com.

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Emma Jean's Bad Behavior 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
OpenRoadWriting More than 1 year ago
Let me start by saying I've studied with Charlotte Rains Dixon and think highly of her. Perhaps our relationship will color my review, but I'm going to imagine it won't.  I adore Emma Jean. Adore.  She has so much personality and is SO flawed that I want to crawl into the pages of the novel and be the friend she's desperate to find. Emma Jean is a seeker. She's seeking love, happiness, enlightenment, recognition, connection. She's seeking to understand what it means to be a 48-year-old woman who no longer recognizes her life. Having found my own life unrecognizable at times, I related to her. While at times the pace feels rushed, I never once believed the author was not in control. In fact, after finishing the book, it occurred to me that the pacing changes reflect Emma Jean's own changes in thinking...the moments when she feels a bit wild with trying so hard to understand, and the moments when she sinks into what life has handed her.  I could not put the book down as I read the last 100 pages. I confess to my own bad behavior in ignoring the world for an afternoon so I could see what would become of Emma Jean. Want to know?  She becomes even more endearing.  I'll say it again.  I adore Emma Jean. Her gumption, her hope, her vulnerability.  You probably will, too.