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The Education of Dixie Dupree

(2016)
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In 1969, Dixie Dupree is eleven years old and already an expert liar. Sometimes the lies are for her mama, Evie's sake - to explain away a bruise brought on by her quick-as-lightning temper. And sometimes the lies are to spite Evie, who longs to leave her unhappy marriage in Perry County, Alabama, and return to her beloved New Hampshire. But for Dixie and her brother, Alabama is home, a place of pine-scented breezes and hot, languid afternoons.

Though Dixie is learning that the family she once believed was happy has deep fractures, even her vivid imagination couldn't concoct the events about to unfold. Dixie records everything in her diary - her parents' fights, her father's drinking and his unexplained departure, and the arrival of Uncle Ray. Only when Dixie desperately needs help and is met with disbelief does she realize how much damage her past lies have done. But she has courage and a spirit that may yet prevail, forcing secrets into the open and allowing her to forgive and become whole again.

Narrated by her young heroine in a voice as sure and resonant as The Secret Life of Bees' Lily or Bastard Out of Carolina's Bone, Donna Everhart's remarkable debut is a story about mothers and daughters, the guilt and pain that pass between generations, and the truths that are impossible to hide, especially from ourselves.



Genre: General Fiction
 
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Hardback Editions

December 2016 : USA Library Binding
thumbTitle: The Education of Dixie Dupree
Author(s): Donna Everhart
ISBN: 1-68324-195-9 / 978-1-68324-195-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Platinum Spotlight Series
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Paperback Editions

October 2016 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Education of Dixie Dupree
Author(s): Donna Everhart
ISBN: 1-4967-0551-3 / 978-1-4967-0551-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kensington
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Audio Editions

November 2016 : Audio CD
thumbTitle: EDUCATION OF DIXIE DUPREE M
Author(s): Donna Everhart
ISBN: 1-5159-6469-8 / 978-1-5159-6469-8
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November 2016 : Audio CD
Title: The Education of Dixie Dupree
Author(s): Donna Everhart
ISBN: 1-5159-1469-0 / 978-1-5159-1469-3
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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November 2016 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Education of Dixie Dupree
Author(s): Donna Everhart
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

October 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Education of Dixie Dupree
Author(s): Donna Everhart
Publisher: Kensington
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