Girls In Trucks

Girls In Trucks

Book - 2008
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Sarah Walters is a less-than-perfect debutante. She tries hard to follow the time-honored customs of the Charleston Camellia Society, as her mother and grandmother did, standing up straight in cotillion class and attending lectures about all the things that Camellias don't do. (Like ride with boys in pickup trucks.) But Sarah can't quite ignore the barbarism just beneath all that propriety, and as soon as she can she decamps South Carolina for a life in New York City. There, she and her fellow displaced Southern friends try to make sense of city sophistication, to understand how much of their training applies to real life, and how much to the strange and rarefied world they've left behind. When life's complications become overwhelming, Sarah returns home to confront with matured eyes the motto Once a Camellia, always a Camellia- and to see how much fuller life can be, for good and for ill, among those who know you best. Girls in Trucks introduces an irresistable, sweet, and wise voice that heralds the arrival of an exciting new talent.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, 2008.
ISBN: 9780316002110
0316002119
Characteristics: 241 p. ; 22 cm.

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booklady413 Jul 20, 2012

This book is about several southern girls who leave the south for school and careers, but never really leave their past. It is an interesting and fast read. Katie Crouch tells us a little bit about the cover choice for her first novel at the end of the book. Apprently, quite a bit of time and energy is spent on picking a cover.

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abelj
Dec 16, 2010

Okay. I'm sounding really old here, but the worst thing about this dreadful book is that it could actually be a young woman's autobiography. Sarah values nothing and acts accordingly, destroying everything in her path. I found this a most depressing peek into the psyche of a twenty-something. Yep, it's true. The world IS going to hell in a handbasket!

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tamra
Aug 02, 2008

Excellent ! Can't wait for her to put out another novel !

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