Pawleys Island : A Lowcountry Tale (CompactDisc) - Frank, Dorothea Benton/ Frank, Dorothea Benton (NRT)

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Of the many barrier islands that pepper the coast of South Carolina's Lowcountry, Pawleys Island, the "arrogantly shabby" family playground for generations, might be the most mysterious and charming of them all. It is here and in the surrounding area that Dorothea Benton Frank has placed her latest Lowcountry tale, Pawleys Island.
Meet Huey Valentine, the owner of Gallery Valentine, catering to interior decorators and, heaven save us, tourists. Huey resides on his family plantation on the shores of the Waccamaw River, where he cares for his mother, Miss Olivia, a wise and irresistible octogenarian. And meet Huey's great friend Abigail Thurmond, retired attorney from Columbia, who has laid claim to her family's home on Pawleys Island. Huey and Abigail are complacent in their fat and sassy lives until the stormy advent of the artist Rebecca Simms.
Rebecca has been catapulted from her home, her marriage, and her children. She has escaped to Pawleys Island to hide herself from herself. But after Miss Olivia pries Rebecca's secrets from her, Huey and especially Abigail are challenged to reenter life outside the dream state their idyllic geography evokes. They will see that Rebecca has her day in court, but they never expect to provoke a national forum for discussion.
With characteristic humor and a full cast of eccentric and wonderfully lovable characters, Dorothea Benton Frank brings us her most honest and entertaining story to date. People have secrets they never want anyone to know. People have pasts they would prefer be left out of conversation. In Frank's nimble hands, it all comes spilling out to be examined and reconciled.

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Publisher Brilliance Audio
Mfg Part# 9781597371735
SKU 31151604
Format CD
ISBN10 1597371734
Release Date 4/10/2007
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 5.25H x 6.25L x 0.75T
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Annotation Dorothea Benton Frank returns to South Carolina's Low Country for another story about a woman who flees there looking for solace. Rebecca is a painter whose marriage has broken up. She's depressed and disgusted, and has lost custody of her children. On the island, she encounters a community of people who truly care about her, including Abigail Thurmond, a lawyer who helps her get justice in her divorce case, and Huey Valentine, who runs a local art gallery that gives Rebecca a show of her work. Frank's inspiring and heart-warming--and just a little bit sassy--tales of life in one of the country's most beautiful and beloved areas have made her a consistent bestseller.
Editors Note Hoping to sell some of her watercolors, Becca Sims wanders into the seaside Gallery Valentine, never expecting that her life will be transformed forever by the gallery owner and his best friend, in a new novel set against the backdrop of small-town South Carolina. Simultaneous.
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