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The Scandalous Summer of Sissy LeBlanc: A Novel (edition 2002)

by Loraine Despres

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Title:The Scandalous Summer of Sissy LeBlanc: A Novel
Authors:Loraine Despres
Info:Harper Perennial (2002), Edition: 6th, Paperback, 342 pages
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This wasn't what I thought it was going to be. I was expecting light southern chick lit, but what I got was a bit more dark and edgy. Sissy LeBlanc definitely has a life full of scandal and with it being the 1950's everyone is poking their noses into it. I really liked this, it was an enjoyable read! ( )
  Tabatha014 | Oct 26, 2016 |
Eh. A southern housewife has a midlife crisis and ponders a dalliance with her old high-school sweetheart. There are some nice little twists that make for a decent read, but nothing terribly special.

One thing that struck me as unusual: can anybody think of another book where the protagonist is an adult, but the main antagonist is a child? (Other than Dennis the Menace, of course... and he's not really mean-spirited enough to be a true villain). I had trouble thinking of another unsympathetic child character in a book that doesn't also have a protagonist of similar age. ( )
  BraveNewBks | Mar 10, 2016 |
Meh. ( )
  lovelypenny | Feb 4, 2016 |
This is the book I won in the Book Chat book swap. A really fun deal.
  Greymowser | Jan 23, 2016 |
A poignant and hilarious story of Sissy LeBlanc, who holds nothing back. ( )
  JerrilynnL | Dec 2, 2012 |
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Love is the crocodile in the river of desire. - Bhartrihari, The Vairagya Sataka, c. A.D. 625
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To mu husband, Carleton Eastlake, who fifteen years ago succumbed to the charms of a Southern belle and proves every day that marriage is definitely no the root of all suffering
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Sissy stepped into the main terminal of the New Orleans airport and was captured by that Louisiana aroma that encircled her memory and swept her back in time.
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It's a steamy June afternoon in Louisiana, circa 1956, and Sissy LeBlanc is sitting on her front porch, wondering -- half seriously -- if she could kill herself with aspirins and Coca-Cola. She's been living in stifling old Gentry since the day she was born and trapped in a sham of a marriage to PeeWee LeBlanc since she was only seventeen. In short, she's fed up, restless, and ready for an adventure.

Sissy just never imagined temptation would come into her life that breathless summer day as she sat smoking on her porch swing. For although she may have been fixated on the taut muscles of the lineman shimmying down the telephone pole across the street, she hadn't allowed herself to imagine that he'd be none other than her high school sweetheart, Parker Davidson, who left town fourteen years before without so much as a wave good-bye. But suddenly, here he is, leaning in for a kiss that will stir up more excitement than Sissy could ever have imagined...

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"Sissy LeBlanc has been living in stifling old Gentry, Louisiana, since she was born, and trapped in a sham of a marriage to PeeWee Leblanc since she was only seventeen. Some days she can't help but pray that some man will come along and lead her into temptation." -- Jacket.… (more)

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