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The Goddess of Fried Okra by Jean Brashear
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Oct 15, 11

bookshelves: 2011-books-read, kindled-ebook
Read from October 11 to 15, 2011

Eudora "Pea" O'Brien is on the road, searching for the reincarnated soul of her sister. She's an ex-cocktail waitress and ex-night shift convenience store clerk. She's full of grief, broke, and has a heart larger than life. She decides to head towards New Mexico since her sister often talked about the Pueblo Indians in her beat up junker. At a gas station she rescues a pregnant teenage girl, Alex, from an abusive boyfriend, and shortly after that, runs into (literally) con man Valentine, who joins the road trip. This motley trio is stranded in a tiny west when Pea's car breaks down. Memorable characters abound - from sword-fighting Glory, a crotchety pariah living alone in a geodesic dome, with her two fierce Dobermans, to Ray and Lorena, an elderly couple who haven't spoken for months. This book made me laugh and cry, and I really liked it!
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