Backseat Saints

Backseat Saints

Streaming Audiobook - 2010
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Rose Mae Lolley is a fierce and dirty girl, long-suppressed under flowery skirts and bow-trimmed ballet flats. As "Mrs. Ro Grandee" she's trapped in a marriage that's thick with love and sick with abuse. Her true self has been bound in the chains of marital bliss in rural Texas, letting "Ro" make eggs, iron shirts, and take her punches. She seems doomed to spend the rest of her life battered outside by her husband and inside by her former self, until fate throws her in the path of an airport gypsy---one who shares her past and knows her future. The tarot cards foretell that Rose's beautiful, abusive husband is going to kill her. Unless she kills him first. Hot-blooded Rose Mae escapes from under Ro's perky compliance and emerges with a gun and a plan to beat the hand she's been dealt. Following messages that her long-missing mother has left hidden for her in graffiti and behind paintings, Rose and her dog Gretel set out from Amarillo, TX back to her hometown of Fruiton, AL, and then on to California, unearthing a host of family secrets as she goes. Running for her life, she realizes that she must face her past in order to overcome her fate---death by marriage---and become a girl who is strong enough to save herself from the one who loves her best. BACKSEAT SAINTS will dazzle listeners with a fresh and heartwrenching portrayal of the lengths a mother will go to right the wrongs she's created, and how far a daughter will go to escape the demands of forgiveness. With the seed of a minor character from her popular best-seller, GODS IN ALABAMA, Jackson has built a whole new story full of her trademark sly wit, endearingly off-kilter characters, and utterly riveting plot twists.
Publisher: [United States] : Hachette Audio : Made available through hoopla, 2010.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781607882237
160788223X
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (780 min.)) : digital.
Additional Contributors: Ferris, Joshua
hoopla digital
Restrictions on Access: Digital content provided by hoopla.

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CRRL_MegRaymond Jul 25, 2017

A gypsy’s prediction sends Rose on a cross-country journey with a gun and her dog. She making an escape, but also a new start.

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hellandback
Jul 27, 2012

Love the author's 'voice' - this book is told first person and she captures the wonderful spirit of Rose Mae as she struggles to free herself from an abusive marriage. Never a dull moment for this Alabama country girl and a surprise around every turn. Putting this author on my 'read more by' list.

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