This Mississippian's debut novel draws readers into a Gulf Coast landscape where nearly all has been lost and survival and redemption are paramount.
Thanks to Sultan's excellent storytelling ability and her ability to embellish the facts when necessary, the love story captured in this book, which hits shelves May 1, rivals that of the best romance novels. When Helen is in her thirties and her teacher, Annie Sullivan, is diagnosed with tuberculosis, a young man steps in as her private secretary. That man was Peter Fagan.
When "Diary Of A Mad Fat Girl' by Stephanie McAfee arrived in our mailbox, we thought it looked like a fun, summer read, but also suspected it might contain some overdone Southern cliches. We were wrong. McAfee, who was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, but now lives in Florida, has written a fresh novel with a cast of lovable characters that anyone who grew up in or lives in a small town can relate to.