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The education of Dixie Dupree

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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. ADVANCE PRAISE FOR THE EDUCATION OF DIXIE DUPREE "Please open your heart to Dixie Dupree. With unflinching honesty and a voice that rings with authenticity, she survives the unthinkable. Her story celebrates the resiliency of the human spirit and the triumph of the imagination. An important novel, beautifully written, this is a story to cherish."--Susan Wiggs, # 1 New York Times bestselling author "A searingly honest coming of age story with a heroine unlike any other I've met in a long time. I read this book through from start to finish in one sitting, simply unable and unwilling to put it down. Here's to another beautiful novel from Donna Everhart."--Holly Chamberlin, author of Seashell Season "Secrets, lies, peach cobbler, grits, a hot Alabama sun, and a girl named Dixie Dupree who shows courage in the face of betrayal, strength when all falls down around her, and shining hope in the darkness. This is a story you'll read well into the night."--CathyLamb,authorof TheLanguageofSisters "A poignant coming of age novel as gritty as red Alabama dirt. Dixie Dupree will stay with you long after you've turned the last page."--Colleen Faulkner, author of Julia's Daughters "In a powerful coming-of-age story that pitches southern charm against dark family secrets, the voice of 11-year-old Dixie Dupree captivates from the first page to the last."--Barbara Claypole White, bestselling author of The Perfect Son
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Alabama -- Fiction
Child abuse
Child abuse -- Fiction
Domestic fiction
Dysfunctional families
Dysfunctional families -- Fiction
Electronic books
Family Life -- FICTION
Historical fiction
Large type books
Mothers and daughters
Mothers and daughters -- Fiction
Psychological -- FICTION
Psychological Fiction
Psychological fiction
Sagas -- FICTION
Sexually abused girls
Sexually abused girls -- Fiction
title_displayThe education of Dixie Dupree
title_fullThe Education of Dixie Dupree
The Education of Dixie Dupree [eBook] Everhart, Donna.
The education of Dixie Dupree / Donna Everhart
The education of Dixie Dupree [large print] / Donna Everhart
title_shortThe education of Dixie Dupree
topic_facetChild abuse
Dysfunctional families
Family Life
Large type books
Mothers and daughters
Psychological Fiction
Sexually abused girls