Girls in Trucks

By Katie Crouch (Trade Paperback, 2008)
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.
  • Little, Brown and Company
    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $21.99 US/$23.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316027618

    • On Sale Date: 04/07/2008

    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

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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.

Katie Crouch grew up in Charleston, South Carolina and studied writing at Brown and Columbia Universities. She lives in San Francisco.

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  • "Girls in Trucks is an extraordinary first novel, one that I'm betting will win the hearts of every reader who has ever sought love or dodged it, and anyone who just plain likes to read a book that's savvy, funny-and-sad, wise, and beautifully written.  Katie Crouch has the best ear for dialogue I've come across in years; and she knows how to tell a story that catches us up and spirits us into a world that's achingly familiar but full of surprises.  Wow."-Josephine Humphreys, author of Nowhere Else on Earth

    "It's always exciting to hear a new voice-and Katie Crouch speaks in a funny, spiky, highly original voice that carries a reader happily along through this charming novel.  Her "Camellia Girls" carry the sweet scent of Charleston, but they've got a lot more going on in their heads than most ladies of Southern fiction.  I enjoyed this book from beginning to end."-Mark Childress, author of One Mississippi and Crazy in Alabama

    "There are more gasps, sobs, laughs and surprises in these pages than in most people's entire bookshelves.  Love never felt so sharp or real as in Katie Crouch's debut."-Andrew Sean Greer, author of The Confessions of Max Tivoli






     

Product Details

Girls in Trucks
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Price: $21.99 US/$23.99 CAN
  • Pages: 384
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316027618
  • On Sale Date: 04/07/2008
Girls in Trucks

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