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Dollbaby

(2014)
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A big-hearted coming-of-age debut set in civil rights-era New Orleans - a novel of Southern eccentricity and secrets.

When Ibby Bell's father dies unexpectedly in the summer of 1964, her mother unceremoniously deposits Ibby with her eccentric grandmother Fannie and throws in her father's urn for good measure. Fannie's New Orleans house is like no place Ibby has ever been - and Fannie, who has a tendency to end up in the local asylum - is like no one she has ever met. Fortunately, Fannie's black cook, Queenie, and her smart-mouthed daughter, Dollbaby, take it upon themselves to initiate Ibby into the ways of the South, both its grand traditions and its darkest secrets.

For Fannie's own family history is fraught with tragedy, hidden behind the closed rooms in her ornate Uptown mansion. It will take Ibby's arrival to begin to unlock the mysteries there. And it will take Queenie and Dollbaby's hard-won wisdom to show Ibby that family can sometimes be found in the least expected places.

For fans of Saving CeeCee Honeycutt and The Help, Dollbaby brings to life the charm and unrest of 1960s New Orleans through the eyes of a young girl learning to understand race for the first time.

By turns uplifting and funny, poignant and full of verve, Dollbabyis an audiobook listeners will take to their hearts.

Genre: General Fiction

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Hardback Editions

December 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: Dollbaby (Thorndike Press Large Print Historical Fiction)
Author(s): Laura Lane McNeal
ISBN: 1-4104-7392-9 / 978-1-4104-7392-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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July 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: Dollbaby
Author(s): Laura Lane McNeal
ISBN: 0-670-01473-7 / 978-0-670-01473-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books
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Paperback Editions

June 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Dollbaby : A Novel
Author(s): Laura Lane McNeal
ISBN: 0-14-312749-7 / 978-0-14-312749-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS (USA)
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Audio Editions

July 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Dollbaby: A Novel
Author(s): Laura Lane McNeal
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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July 2014 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Dollbaby: A Novel
Author(s): Laura Lane McNeal
ISBN: 0-698-17156-X / 978-0-698-17156-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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July 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Dollbaby: A Novel
Author(s): Laura Lane McNeal
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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July 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Dollbaby: A Novel
Author(s): Laura Lane McNeal
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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Kindle Editions

July 2014 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Dollbaby: A Novel
Author(s): Laura Lane McNeal
Publisher: Penguin Books
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