She Flew the Coop: A Novel Concerning Life, Death, Sex and Recipes in Limoges, Louisiana
The two main occupations in Limoges, Louisiana (population: 905), seem to be spreading juicy gossip and consoling the unfortunate with casseroles. And in this early spring of 1952, there is ample opportunity for both with sixteen-year-old and pregnant (by the Baptist minister) Olive Nepper, currently languishing in a coma after drinking pop laced with rose poison. But the...more
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book so much that I've ordered two more of Michael's books and I can't wait to read them. This story concerns a young gir...more
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An interesting novel about a small town in Louisiana and all the events that occurred in the summer of 1952. From pregnant teens, to shadowy ministers, to philandering fathers, oblivious mothers, abused women, kind hearted friends, gossipy neighbors and the local floosy this book has something for everyone. Torn as to whether I liked this book more than her other effort "Crazy Ladies" at one point I...more
no matter if they were rich or poor, they had a hard life being a female.
the maid that kept being beat up by her crazy husband was a bit much
for me. it turned me off for the author being so descriptive about
the beatings. i guess it happens that pastors or ministers take advantage
of such young girls. nothing to keep them busy and no one to look up to.
sad, but true in small towns. it was sick to find out that the soldier took
the place of t...more
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-Vangie Galliard Nepper, From her
"Garden Diary," March 1952”