Girls in Trucks

Girls in Trucks

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Sarah Walters is a reluctant Camellia Society debutante. She has always felt ill-fitted to the old-fashioned gentility of Southern womanhood and family life, but in Charleston, established rules and manners mean everything. As Sarah grows older, moving north and navigating love and life in New York, she and her group of displaced deb sisters try to define themselves within the realities of modern life. Heartbreak, illness, addiction, career disappointments: this was not the hazy, happy future promised to them by their Camellia mothers. But events outside her control - an unplanned pregnancy, a family death - lead Sarah back home to Charleston and to some difficult choices. And only then does she realise that as much as she tries to deny it, where she comes from will always affect where she ends up. Perhaps the motto 'Once a Camellia, always a Camellia' has more of a power over her than she would care to admit. Tender, hilarious and immensely readable, Girls in Trucks is a debut by a unique new voice.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 135 x 216mm
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0747596980
  • 9780747596981

Review quote

'Crouch's portrayal of a young woman's self-sabotage and the pitfalls facing young women in a cold world is wise, wry and heartbreaking' Publishers Weekly 'Girls in Trucks is an extraordinary first novel, one that I'm betting will win the hearts of every reader who has ever sought love or dodged it, and anyone who just plain likes to read a book that's savvy, funny-and-sad, wise, and beautifully written. Katie Crouch has the best ear for dialogue I've come across in years; and she knows how to tell a story that catches us up and spirits us into a world that's achingly familiar but full of surprises. Wow' Josephine Humphreys, author of Nowhere Else on Earth 'Full of sweet, funny memories laced with a kick of clarity easy to read and hard to forget' Raffaella Barker 'Everything you want in a novel: Katie Crouch's debut is at once touching, spiky and as warm-hearted as the southern skies are blue' Eva Rice, author of The Lost Art of Keeping Secretsshow more

About Katie Crouch

Having finished her MFA at Columbia in 2005, Katie has written for the the New York Observer, Teen, and Self. This is her first book.show more

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7,663 ratings
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5 7% (546)
4 19% (1,434)
3 37% (2,825)
2 27% (2,036)
1 11% (822)
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