Girls in Trucks
Sarah Walters is a less-than-perfect debutante. She tries hard to follow the time-honored customs of the Charleston Camellia Society, as her mother and grandmother did, standing up straight in cotillion class and attending lectures about all the things that Camellias don't do. (Like ride with... show more
Sarah Walters is a less-than-perfect debutante. She tries hard to follow the time-honored customs of the Charleston Camellia Society, as her mother and grandmother did, standing up straight in cotillion class and attending lectures about all the things that Camellias don't do. (Like ride with boys in pickup trucks.)But Sarah can't quite ignore the barbarism just beneath all that propriety, and as soon as she can she decamps South Carolina for a life in New York City. There, she and her fellow displaced Southern friends try to make sense of city sophistication, to understand how much of their training applies to real life, and how much to the strange and rarefied world they've left behind. When life's complications become overwhelming, Sarah returns home to confront with matured eyes the motto "Once a Camellia, always a Camellia"- and to see how much fuller life can be, for good and for ill, among those who know you best.Girls in Trucks introduces an irresistable, sweet, and wise voice that heralds the arrival of an exciting new talent.
Publish date: April 7th 2008
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
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, Adult Fiction
, Coming Of Age
, Womens Fiction
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This book wasn't what I was expecting at all. I was looking for something fun and lighthearted, and this book was not that. And I might have been fine for that, except the author kept hitting the main character with one bad situation after another, with no real resolution. I found I was much more in...
This book taught me so much It taught me to never pick a book based on the cover, (I still want her dress} Don't always go by the description of the book, find a group to join that you like and participate, read their reviews. I also learned that the 3 star reviews for some reason are the better one...
Not what I expected this book to be. Reading this book is like being on a crowded subway. You only hear bits and pieces of the conversations around you. And the conversations that interest you move on before you can hear any of the details.The most glaring hole in the story is with Charlotte. Over...