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Settle back into that comfortable chair and enjoy a second helping of poignant, humorous and nostalgic tales about how things used to be in the legendary South. From vindictive mules and small town marriage rituals that include a pig, to Grandma's story of how a quilt square got her a husband and a home remedy of the hemorrhoidal variety that goes awry, More Sweet Tea deli ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published April 1st 2005 by BelleBooks
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Micky Cox
Sep 19, 2015 Micky Cox rated it it was ok
This one wasn't my cup of tea. I actually gave up on this book of short stories. I just couldn't keep reading it. The first short was about a family who lost their husband/father and whether or not mom was going to off herself. The second was about an old lady whose hairdresser died and the old ladies all worry who will do their hair now. It was supposed to be this moralistic story of having to embrace change, but ugh....

I can't tell you what the rest of the short stories were about as I threw i
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Daisey
Jun 25, 2012 Daisey rated it it was amazing
I loved this collection of short stories. So many of the characters in these stories reminded me of people in my family. Lucille in "Hair Today Gone Tomorrow" is so like my husbands grandmother in that she knows everyone and all their "people" and could give you a geneology lesson on every family in three counties. And in "The Sunday Dress", the story of the class reunion is so spot on; the description of the families bringing the graduates to the reunion outnumbering the graduates is exactly wh ...more
Elizabeth Whitehead
Feb 12, 2014 Elizabeth Whitehead rated it liked it
Great collection of southern short stories
Stacey
Jun 14, 2012 Stacey rated it really liked it
A wonderful collection of stories that makes you look at that old blue haired lady at church just a little differently. Each short story gives a clear window into what a charming and devious world the 'old' South really was.

As is no surprise, food plays a great role in many of these tales and the very best part may in fact be the inclusion of all the recipes mentioned. I can not wait to make some divinity candy, vinegar pie and just maybe try my hand at some real southern biscuits. What a wonde
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Katie
Jul 28, 2011 Katie rated it liked it
Shelves: short-stories, 2011
I'm not a huge short story fan, I just got this because it had a story by Sarah Addison Allen and I've read all her novels already.

I was pleasantly surprised by the reading though. Most of the stories were actually pretty entertaining and it was fun to just catch a glimpse of each character's life, so none of it was too wordy. There were also some southern recipes at the back that I'm going to try.
Diane
Apr 30, 2009 Diane rated it it was amazing
Enjoyed the many stores that are in the book.Wonderful Enjoyed this book very much.Wonderful stories if you like the old south charm. If you enjoy this you have to read her other book Sweet Tea and Jesus Shoes. Wonderful stories written by Southern Women. Will remind you of Chicken Soup For the Soul. Also encludes family recipes that are in the stories.
Zep
Aug 02, 2012 Zep rated it it was ok
some of the stories are alright, some seem to be half baked high school attempts, some seem to have been written by people I wouldn't trust to pour pee out of a boot with instructions on the heel.

It seems as if I'm alone in this assessment.
Janice
Aug 14, 2012 Janice rated it it was ok
I actually didn't finished the book. I got bored with it. It's very rare that I don't finish a book once I start it. At the most maybe only twice have I quit a book.
Relyn
Nov 11, 2013 Relyn rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: nobody, really
Recommended to Relyn by: Deborah Smith
I absolutely love some of Deborah Smith's books. This collection was... meh. Deborah's story was better than the others, but not great.
Bridget Mayes
Sep 22, 2013 Bridget Mayes rated it liked it
I love Southern based books especially with Southern humor!
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