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The Florabama Ladies\' Auxiliary & Sewing Circle

The Florabama Ladies' Auxiliary & Sewing Circle

(2001)
A novel by

 

"A magical and surprising tour of a Deep South I had no idea existed."
Pat Conroy


Welcome to Florabama, Alabama-a place where you can stop to sip a co'cola or iced tea and think about money and love. If you had 'em, you were free to think about other things. If you didn't, you couldn't think about anything else.

"We've been screwed blue and tattooed," quips Hilly Pruitt, upon hearing the news of the closing of Cherished Lady, the local lingerie factory where she's worked a lifetime. The same day the plant closes, Bonnie Duke Cullman, former-deb turned Atlanta-society-wife, has herself been downsized-right out of her marriage and picture-perfect life. In an unlikely alliance, Bonnie, Hilly, and the rest of the ex-bra seamstresses join forces in the "Displaced Homemakers Program" at a podunk community college. Together they endure a midlife survival course where the events of a single year forever alter the way they see the world and their places in it.

Hailed as "a fearless novelist" (Pat Conroy) and "a peerless limner of strong, complex women" (Anne Rivers Siddons), Lois Battle creates a rich tapestry of female friendships in this funny, heartfelt, and poignant story about the surprising power of a group of small-town women.

"The book is so full of good stuff it's hard to know where to start. It has a feel of Places in the Heart, a little of Norma Rae, and maybe a touch of Fried Green Tomatoes. But [it] stands on its own as an intelligent, poignant, funny, wistful novel of expectations, love and rebirth." (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

"This is just the kind of book you'd like to take onto the porch of a clapboard house, to read curled up in a wicker chair with a glass of iced tea at your side." (Houston Chronicle)

 
Used availability for Lois Battle's The Florabama Ladies' Auxiliary & Sewing Circle


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Hardback Editions

August 2001 : USA Hardback
Title: The Florabama Ladies' Auxiliary & Sewing Circle
Author(s): Lois Battle
ISBN: 0-7862-3305-2 / 978-0-7862-3305-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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March 2001 : USA Hardback
Title: The Florabama Ladies' Auxiliary & Sewing Circle
Author(s): Lois Battle
ISBN: 0-670-89469-9 / 978-0-670-89469-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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Paperback Editions

April 2011 : UK Paperback
Title: The Florabama Ladies' Auxiliary and Sewing Circle
Author(s): Lois Battle
ISBN: 0-14-311932-X / 978-0-14-311932-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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January 2002 : UK Paperback
Title: The Florabama Ladies' Auxiliary and Sewing Circle
Author(s): Lois Battle
ISBN: 0-14-200036-1 / 978-0-14-200036-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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Audio Editions

2002 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: The Florabama Ladies' Auxiliary
Author(s): Lois Battle
ISBN: 1-4025-5484-2 / 978-1-4025-5484-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: RecordedBooks
Availability: Amazon   

2002 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Florabama Ladies Auxiliary
Author(s): Lois Battle
ISBN: 1-4025-6545-3 / 978-1-4025-6545-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: RecordedBooks
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

January 2002 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Florabama Ladies' Auxiliary and Sewing Circle
Author(s): Lois Battle
Publisher: Penguin Books
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