Hattie Bohannon is a woman in search of herselfand of the remains of her late husband, which the Army just cannot seem to locate. In her sharply observed and colorfully peopled debut novel, set largely in the truck stop the new widow has opened in an effort to support herself and her four girls, Lynn Pruett interweaves the tale of the tangled love lives of the Bohannon women with the classically Southern motifs of family secrets, personal eccentricities, fire-and-brimstone religion, and small-town sensibilities.
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