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The Garden Angel by Mindy Friddle
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Aug 22, 2008

it was ok
Recommended to Lori by: public library readers' fave list

Cutter, a can-do southern orphan in her 20's, works two jobs (flipping pancakes and writing obits) in her slowly dying southern small town to try to earn the money to save her grandma's run-down old mansion before her greedy selfish troubled siblings sell it out from under her. Cutter inadvertently makes friends with the wife of the professor with whom her sister is having an affair. The wife is brilliant but fragile, trapped at home by extreme phobias and fears ala Emily Dickinson. Wife and Cutter manage to help each other out and bring the novel to a nice-n-tidy happy ending.

Cutter is a funny, silly, classic escapist chick-lit-heroine. Picaresque southern setting and supporting characters, right down to the waitress friend with the beehive hairdo, lacquered nails, perpetual cigarette and boozy husband. Easy summer read, but nothin' new or thought provoking.
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Ruth Fryar It seemed to me that the only decent people in the entire town were Cutter, "Wife", the Boo Radley-esque guy from the group home across the street and the Priest who ran said group home. That being said, it had a satisfying ending. Which, by the way,I was very happy to get to.

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