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“Filled with powerful scenes and great characters! Brings the ’83 Old South to vivid life. One of my all-time favorite reads! Loved it! ~ Janelle Taylor, NY Times Bestselling author

The summer of 1983—the era of big debt, big hair, and big dreams. Seventeen-year-old Kassandra Lawson is excited about starting her senior year of high school. She has a crush on a local hunk,

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Published May 10th 2019 by RMSW Press
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Donna Thompson
Apr 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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You'll never read another book quite like "Surviving Doodahville." That's because Ashley Fontainne writes books like no other. She defies genres, mixing and matching and weaving together elements of laugh-out-loud comedy, mystery and suspense, as well as human drama. Maybe it's her Southern roots, but this coming-of-age tale is as enthralling and captivating as anything by the classicists. From the opening pages, I fell in love with Kassandra Lawson, a modern day Scout Finch, who struggles with ...more
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Jul 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
This one had a lot to like and is definitely an awesome blast from the past! Both of the characters and scenery are very well written and descriptive. I found myself getting lost in the book at times. The writing evokes a range of emotions from laughter all the way to sadness and anything in between. You cannot help but love and route for our main character Cassandra. She makes the book! Not being too familiar with southern culture this actually opened my eyes to a lot of what happened in the pa ...more
Barb Shuler
I swear, my inner redneck absolutely loved, loved, loved this story. It was a bit slow in the beginning, though as I got into it I see that it was necessary for that slow burn. Ashley and Lillian did a great job. Life and fiction always make a good mix once you get your claws into a story.

Surviving Doodahville is one of those stories that brings you back to the simpler times. Or what we as kids thought were simpler times. It covers all sorts of life problems. Small towns are known for the backs
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Lauren Jones
Jul 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
How would you feel if you were told, when you were a teenager, you would have to just pack up and leave to another city? What about all of your friends? What about school and classes? What about that boy that you really like and have been trying to get to notice you for the entire year? And just like the snap of a finger, you are moving from California to Arkansas, which is a major change, especially for the 1980s. Things that were socially acceptable in California, didn’t mean that it caught on ...more
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Ashley writes in multiple genres ranging from mystery/thrillers to suspenseful paranormal to dark comedy. The recipient of numerous awards for her gritty, no-holds barred style of writing, her stories will captivate and pull you inside the lives of her characters and intricate plot lines.