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Caroline Wimbley Levine always swore she'd never go home again. But now, at her brother's behest, she has returned to South Carolina to see about Mother - only to find that the years have not changed the Queen of Tall Pines Plantation. Miss Lavinia is as maddeningly eccentric as ever - and absolutely will not suffer the questionable advice of her children. This does not surprise Caroline. Nor does the fact that Tall Pines is still brimming with scandals and secrets, betrayals and lies. But she soon discovers that something is different this time around. It lies somewhere in the distance between her and her mother - and in her understanding of what it means to come home...
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  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 152 x 234 x 32mm | 610g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • portraits
  • 0752851470
  • 9780752851471

About Dorothea Benton Frank

Dorothea Benton Frank was born and raised in South Carolina. She now lives in the New York area with her husband and two children.
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At her brother's bequest, Caroline Wimbley Levine breaks her vow never to return home to South Carolina. When she arrives Caroline finds that the years have not changed her eccentric mother, the Queen of Tall Pines Plantation which is still brimming with scandals and secrets.
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8,666 ratings
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5 41% (3,582)
4 38% (3,258)
3 18% (1,517)
2 3% (254)
1 1% (55)
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