Hot Fudge Sundae Blues

Hot Fudge Sundae Blues

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A lyrical coming-of-age story set in the 1960s, Hot Fudge Sundae Blues is an extraordinary companion to Bev Marshall’s first two novels, Walking Through Shadows and Right as Rain. Here again she mines the territory of the small town of Zebulon, Mississippi, where even the most seemingly ordinary folks harbor well-disguised heartaches and intricate secrets.

Thirteen-year-old Layla Jay was only pretending when she knelt before the preacher to seek salvation. She was hoping to make her grandma happy and get noticed by the cute new boy in town. But religion truly piques her interest when a young, handsome visiting preacher stays at her family’s home. Wallace seems genuinely interested in Layla Jay’s life–until he meets her mama and falls head over heels, like many men have before him.

When Wallace marries Frieda, Layla Jay believes she will finally have the father she’s always wanted. But it seems that none of her dreams will come true as Layla Jay wrestles with her mother’s reckless ways, her unsavory stepfather, a best friend’s betrayal, and the longing for love’s first kiss. Yet everything pales in comparison to what happens next as Layla Jay is forced to tell a lie to save her mother’s world from crashing down.

Baker & Taylor
Set in 1960s Mississippi, Layla Jay hopes to please her grandmother and to catch the eye of Jehu, the cutest boy in the ninth grade, by pretending to be saved, but her plan backfires when her mother marries the revival preacher.

Baker
& Taylor

Hoping to please her grandmother and to catch the eye of Jehu, the cutest boy in the ninth grade, Layla Jay pretends to be saved, but her plan backfires when her mother marries the revival preacher at the church and turns her world upside down, in a coming-of-age novel set against the backdrop of 1960s Mississippi. Reader's Guide included. 30,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2005]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2005
ISBN: 9780345468437
0345468430
Branch Call Number: FIC Marshall, B 2005
Characteristics: 272 pages ; 21 cm
Audience: Accelerated Reader AR UG 5.7 16.0 109940

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Jul 24, 2008

Not a bad little book. Easy to read, light but deep at times too.

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