Miss Dreamsville and the Collier County Women's Literary Society

Miss Dreamsville and the Collier County Women's Literary Society

Large Print - 2013
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In 1962, Jackie Hart moves from Boston to Florida, with her family. Wanting something fulfilling to do, she starts a reading club and hosts a local late-night radio show as "Miss Dreamsville." The conservative, segregated town loves Miss Dreamsville, but doesn't know what to make of Jackie. Her book club welcomes everyone - even a black woman, a gay man, and a convict - who found there what had so far eluded them: a place in the world.
Publisher: Detroit, Mich. : Thorndike Press, 2013
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9781410454072
141045407X
Characteristics: 291 p. (large print) ; 23 cm

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EXLIBRES
Jun 03, 2015

I belong to a book and like this book never a dull moment. Amy Hill Hearth is a great author and I can't wait for her new book coming out in Sept. 2015

Wolfespearl Jun 28, 2013

My pick for best summer read. For those who liked The Help, this is a great choice. This is Florida in the 1960's. Take one transplanted Northerner, mix in a group of quirky misfits and call yourself a Literary Society. Everyone has a story, everyone has a secret and together they have some rather lively adventures. A fun read. Be sure to check this one out this summer!

mrsgail5756 Jun 18, 2013

The book was okay – but not one of my favorites.

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bridge1
Dec 31, 2012

Each character is searching for a purpose or dream to carry them through. There are many roadblocks and detours as they discover what they really want. The book is very satisfying. I really enjoyed it.

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fattah200
Dec 23, 2012

This was a charming characyter study as well as an insight into small town racial issues of the 60s. I couldn't put it down.

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