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Barnesville Public Library MCA (Text) 33500010651719 Main Available -
Thief River Falls Public Library MCA (Text) 35500005026107 Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 0451236491 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9780451236494 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: 356 p. ; 21 cm.
    print
  • Publisher: New York : New American Library, 2012.

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Summary, etc.: "Gracelia "Ace" Jones is a sassy high school teacher, known in her small town of Bugtussle, Mississippi, for an outsize presence and a mouth to match. But this time that big mouth might get her into big trouble.... Ace knows that something bad is brewing when her best friend and coworker, Lilly, cancels their annual spring break trip to be with a man--a man she's kept a secret for months. But the real trouble comes when Lilly is fired by their horrible principal--under suspicion of sleeping with a student, of all things. Ace and their mutual friend Chloe know they have to prove Lilly's innocence, a prospect as appealing to Ace as a side salad. Then Chloe lands in a crisis of her own when her aristocratic--and emotionally abusive--husband drives her toward the breaking point. At her wit's end, Ace intends to ruin his reputation while saving Lilly's. Meanwhile, a boyfriend from her past reappears, which gets her wondering if she's prepared for affection from someone other than her dog, chiweenie Buster Loo. For these three women, matters are going south on a grand scale--and Ace doesn't do well with scales"--
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2012 January #1
    Graciela "Ace" Jones has trouble keeping her mouth shut. Fortunately, she has plenty to yell about. Her almost-fiancé, Mason, may be cheating on her. Her friend Chloe is married to a jerk who is becoming abusive. And her best friend, Lilly, not only ditched their annual spring-break pilgrimage for a trip to Paris with her mystery lover but is also then accused of having an affair with a high-school student. The only one in Bugtussle, Mississippi, that Ace can trust is her faithful chiweenie dog, Buster Loo. But even Buster Loo turns out to be a traitor when Mason comes back to town. Although the novel's many plot points move along at a madcap pace, the resolutions rely a bit too much on red herrings. Fortunately, Ace is a likable enough heroine to carry the book, and McAfee is already planning on writing two more in the series. Diary of a Mad Fat Girl has already been on the New York Times e-book best-seller list after McAfee self-published it, but this southern-fried Janet Evanovich should find an audience in print, as well. Copyright 2012 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Stephanie McAfee was born in Mississippi and now lives in Florida with her husband, young son, and chiweenie dog.

Stephanie McAfee was born in Mississippi and now lives in Florida with her husband, young son, and chiweenie dog.

Subject: Overweight women Fiction
Female friendship Fiction
Mississippi Fiction
FICTION / Contemporary Women
Search Results Showing Item 9 of 41 Preferred library: Lake Agassiz Regional Library?

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