Eat, Drink, and Be From Mississippi

Eat, Drink, and Be From Mississippi

A Novel

Book - 2009
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Grand Central Pub
Truely Noonan is the quintessential Southern boy made good. Like his older sister, Courtney, Truely left behind the slow, sweet life of Mississippi for jet-set San Francisco, where he earned a fortune as an Internet entrepreneur. Courtney and Truely each find happy marriages--until, as if cursed by success, those marriages start to crumble. Then their lives are interrupted by an unexpected stranger--a troubled teenager named Arnold, garrulous, charming, thuggishly dressed, and determined to move in to their world. Arnold turns their lives upside down--and in the process this unlikely trio becomes the family that each had been searching for. In the best Southern fiction tradition, Kincaid has brought us an inspiring story about finding the way home.

Baker & Taylor
Having left their rural southern homes for lucrative opportunities, siblings Truely and Courtney Noonan find their happiness unraveling with the failures of their marriages, until a thuggish but ambitious teen turns their lives upside down. By the author of As Hot as It Was You Ought to Thank Me.

Blackwell North Amer
At least the young man on Truely Noonan's doorstep is from the South. Truely and his sister, Courtney, are transplanted Mississippians who have made their fortunes in California, but they're due for a change, They have more money than they ever dreamed of, homes with spectacular views, and their brother-sister bond is sweet and strong. But their marriages have disintegrated. Something inside rings hollow. They are both lost.
The young man, Arnold, doesn't exactly look like a savior. A troubled teenager from the streets, he is talkative, thuggishly dressed, and clueless. Truely and Courtney turn Arnold into their mission, introducing him to foreign foods, bringing him books on tape, buying him new clothes. Arnold resists their good intentions at first, but he needs a place to stay, and at least he has good Southern manners. Then something shocking happens that shows Arnold in a new light - and it's no longer clear who's been changing and teaching whom.

Hachette Book Group
Truely Noonan is the quintessential Southern boy made good. Like his older sister, Courtney, Truely left behind the slow, sweet life of Mississippi for jet-set San Francisco, where he earned a fortune as an Internet entrepreneur. Courtney and Truely each find happy marriages--until, as if cursed by success, those marriages start to crumble. Then their lives are interrupted by an unexpected stranger--a troubled teenager named Arnold, garrulous, charming, thuggishly dressed, and determined to move in to their world. Arnold turns their lives upside down--and in the process this unlikely trio becomes the family that each had been searching for. In the best Southern fiction tradition, Kincaid has brought us an inspiring story about finding the way home.

Baker
& Taylor

Having left their rural Southern homes for lucrative opportunities, siblings Truely and Courtney Noonan find their happiness unraveling with the failures of their marriages, until a thuggish but ambitious teen turns their lives upside down.

Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, 2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316009157
0316009156
Characteristics: 387 p. ; 22 cm

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