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Lookaway, Lookaway
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September 9, 2013
Finish date
September 30, 2013
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NancyL Luckey
May 31, 2013 NancyL Luckey rated it it was amazing
After slogging through the first chapter of this book (immature sorority and fraternity foolishness), it began to really get good! As expected in Southern families, each member is a Character! And each chapter gets you interested in that character - then you jump to another just as "unusual". I could identify with most of the family except Josh - whose overly descriptive chapter could have been omitted as far as I'm concerned! Love both the heads of the Johnston family - strong figures in their ...more
Nora Gaskin Esthimer
I listened to the audiobook and it was a great listen. I've no doubt it's just as compelling on the page. I enjoyed the lampooning of the new south and even laughed when my beloved Chapel Hill and Carolina took their turn in Barnhardt's hot seat. The list southern writers (men) who were heavy drinkers and those who weren't (women) is great. As is the rant on bbq and slaw.

I love the Johnston family and their entourage. I'd like a whole book about Norma.
Sep 04, 2013 Jaime rated it liked it
I wish I could give it 3.5 stars. It's definitely pure Southern fun, and I think it caters to a specific audience for sure. I loved that part of it. I do wish it didn't skip around with characters so much. I would have liked it better if the story were told from only one or two people's perspectives. There are so many characters in the story that it was hard sometimes to keep them straight.
Kitty Tomlinson
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Sep 06, 2013 Beth marked it as to-read
Sep 06, 2013 Kimberly rated it really liked it
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Rosanne Vogel
Sep 05, 2013 Rosanne Vogel rated it it was ok
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Feb 04, 2015 Gayle rated it liked it
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Robin Thomas
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