My Summer of Southern Discomfort

by Stephanie Gayle | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 9780061236297 Global Overview for this book
Registered by alsgal of Lewes, Delaware USA on 7/23/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by alsgal from Lewes, Delaware USA on Monday, July 23, 2007
From Publishers Weekly
Short story writer Gayle makes her debut as a novelist with this chronicle of a young, liberal New York lawyer who starts over in the South. The daughter of a famous civil rights champion, Natalie Goldberg stuns her parents by moving to Bibb County, Ga., to work as a prosecutor. The job was initially Natalie's excuse to flee her position at a Manhattan law firm after having an affair with partner Henry Tate and finding herself the scapegoat for a mistake he made. Though Natalie has some trouble acclimating to her new environs, and she butts heads with co-counsel, good ol' boy Ben Maddox, she slowly warms to life in Bibb County while attempting to balance her anti–death penalty stance with her desire to win a capital case. Natalie's dilemmas are perfectly played, and Gayle's economical prose is peppered with sharp sentences (also a few duds: I felt as if I had been born full woman, Athena from Zeus's brow, with heavy breasts and dark pubic hair as curly as that atop my head) and clever fish-out-of-water observations. Don't be fooled by the ditzy jacket art.

Journal Entry 2 by alsgal at Lewes, Delaware USA on Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Read this one on my vacation in Wisconsin. It was an Ok read

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