Dollbaby: A Novel by Laura Lane McNeal

By Laura Lane McNeal

A big-hearted coming-of-age debut set in civil rights-era New Orleans—a novel of Southern eccentricity and secrets

When Ibby Bell’s father dies all at once in the summertime of 1964, her mom unceremoniously deposits Ibby along with her eccentric grandmother Fannie and throws in her father’s urn for stable degree. Fannie’s New Orleans home is like no position Ibby has ever been — and Fannie, who tends to finish up within the neighborhood asylum — is like nobody she has ever met. thankfully, Fannie’s black prepare dinner, Queenie, and her smart-mouthed daughter, Dollbaby, take it upon themselves to start up Ibby into the methods of the South, either its grand traditions and its darkest secret.

For Fannie’s circle of relatives heritage is fraught with tragedy, hidden in the back of the closed rooms in her ornate Uptown mansion. it is going to take Ibby’s arrival to start to free up the mysteries there. and it'll take Queenie and Dollbaby’s hard-won knowledge to teach Ibby that kin can occasionally be present in the least anticipated areas.

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Wheeler. The storm and the landing in the desert certainly weren’t your fault,” Paul said. “Even so,” Mr. Wheeler continued, “Consolidated Industries wants to pick up all the expenses for the vacation you’d planned. Take as much time as you want. You certainly deserve it. But, first, make sure you and your family are well-rested. ” “Well, that’s very kind of you, Mr. Wheeler,” Paul answered. “There’s a rental car waiting for you in the parking lot,” Mr. Wheeler said as 60 Rescue • 11 he tossed Paul a set of car keys.

Tell me something, Johnny,” Paul said. “I’ve read that there was a great demand for Navajos to serve as radiomen in World War II. ” “You bet. The Japanese knew many languages—but they didn’t know our language. ” Aaron asked as he opened his eyes. Paul studied his son’s face. ” he asked. ” Pam chuckled. ” “I think maybe we should move inside the plane,” Johnny suggested. ” Jim asked. ” “Well, there’s something we didn’t tell you guys,” Paul said. ” “Huh? ” all three kids asked at once. “A pack of coyotes came around here after dark,” Paul replied.

Well, that’s very kind of you, Mr. Wheeler,” Paul answered. “There’s a rental car waiting for you in the parking lot,” Mr. Wheeler said as 60 Rescue • 11 he tossed Paul a set of car keys. “Thank you, Mr. Wheeler. We’ll take your advice and spend five or six days resting. ” Paul walked over to Johnny and gripped his hand firmly. “I don’t think we could have ever made it without you, Johnny. ” Jim and Aaron were next. They also thanked Johnny and promised never to forget him. Pam reached out and put her arms around the tall Native American.

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