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Book Title: Miss Dreamsville and the Collier County Women's Literary Society|
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 32.51 MB
v The author of the book: Amy Hill Hearth
Edition: Atria Books
Date of issue: October 2nd 2012
ISBN 13: 9781451675238
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Read full description of the books Miss Dreamsville and the Collier County Women's Literary Society:A brilliant debut novel from a New York Times bestselling author about a transplanted wife from Boston who arrives in Florida in the 1960s, starts a literary salon, and shakes up the status quo.
In 1962, Jackie Hart moved to Naples, Florida, from Boston with her husband and children. Wanting something personally fulfilling to do with her time, she starts a reading club and anonymously hosts a radio show, calling herself Miss Dreamsville.
The racially segregated town falls in love with Miss Dreamsville, but doesn’t know what to make of Jackie, who welcomes everyone into her book club, including a woman who did prison time for allegedly killing her husband, a man of questionable sexual preference, a young divorcee, as well as a black woman.
By the end of this novel, you’ll be wiping away the tears of laugher and sadness, and you just may become a bit more hopeful that even the most hateful people can see the light of humanitarianism, if they just give themselves a chance.
Read information about the authorAmy Hill Hearth (pronounced HARTH) is a Peabody Award-winning journalist and a New York Times bestselling author. Her areas of expertise are elder wisdom, justice issues, and women's history. HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Random House, and Doubleday are among the publishers of her books. Her seven nonfiction books include the acclaimed oral history, Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years (1993), a New York Times bestseller for more than two years. Having Our Say was adapted for Broadway and for an award-winning telefilm. Hearth's other nonfiction books include the story of a pair of married Holocaust survivors who masqueraded as Christians and worked for the Underground during World War Two, and a rare oral history of a female Native American Elder whose name is 'Strong Medicine.' In 2012, Simon & Schuster's Atria Books imprint published her first novel, Miss Dreamsville and the Collier County Women's Literary Society. A sequel, Miss Dreamsville and the Lost Heiress of Collier County, was published in 2015. The novels tell the story of a book club composed of outcasts and dreamers who band together to cope with intolerance in small-town Florida in the early 1960s. Hearth was born in New England but spent her formative childhood years in South Carolina. She began her career as a newspaper reporter at a Florida daily paper where she met her husband while interviewing him for an assignment. The couple lives in the Greater New York Area.
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