The Florabama Ladies' Auxiliary and Sewing Circle (Paperback)

By Lois Battle

Penguin Books, 9780142000366, 384pp.

Publication Date: January 29, 2002

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (2/14/2008)
Paperback (4/26/2011)
Hardcover (3/19/2001)

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A New York Times bestseller A Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club Selection

Welcome to Florabama, Alabama—a place where you can stop to sip a co'cola or iced tea and think about money and love. If you had'em, you were free to think about other things. If you didn't you couldn't think about anything else.

"We've been screwed blue and tattooed," quips Hilly Pruitt, upon hearing the news of the closing of Cherished Lady, the local lingerie factory where she's worked a lifetime. The same day the plant closes, Bonnie Duke Cullman, former-deb turned Atlanta-society-wife, has herself been downsized—right out of her marriage and picture-perfect life. In an unlikely alliance, Bonnie, Hilly, and the rest of the ex-bra seamstresses join forces in the "Displaced Homemakers Program" at a podunk community college. Together they endure a midlife survival course where the events of a single year forever alter the way they see the world and their places in it.

About the Author

Lois Battle's seven novels include Bed and Breakfast, Storyville, War Brides, and A Habit of the Blood, (all Penguin). She lives in Beaufort, South Carolina.

Praise For The Florabama Ladies' Auxiliary and Sewing Circle

"An intelligent, poignant, funny, wistful novel of expectations, love and rebirth." Richmond Times-Dispatch

"This is just the kind of book you'd like to take onto the porch of a clapboard house, to read curled up in a wicker chair with a glass of iced tea at your side." Houston Chronicle