The Sweet by and by

The Sweet by and by

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Meet five North Carolina women who are about to change the way you think about friendship. For Rhonda, a gritty, fun-loving hairdresser in tight jeans, the sights and smells of Ridgecrest Nursing Center are depressing. But before she can change her mind about working there, two residents glue themselves to her: Margaret, droll and whip-smart, with a will of iron that never fails her even when her body does, and Bernice, an avid country music fan who is rarely lucid. Together with Lorraine, their church-going, God-questioning nurse, and her daughter, April, bright and ambitious, they lock arms in courage and humor for a journey that speaks to us all--of how we live and die, of how we love and forgive.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 321 pages
  • 129.54 x 198.12 x 27.94mm | 204.12g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0061579513
  • 9780061579516
  • 1,075,383

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"Gentle, sensitive...sometimes funny, occasionally sad, and ultimately life-affirming... Johnson has done an admirable job of making each woman distinct and memorable...the reader will have a clear picture of each in mind--and will feel fond of them..a fine debut. I look forward to seeing what Johnson writes next."--Winston-Salem Journal
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2 8% (188)
1 3% (64)
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