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Mermaids in the Basement (Paperback)

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Description


Reeling from the loss of her mother, plagued with a bad case of writer's block (and don't even talk about those extra twenty pounds), Renata DeChavannes feels as though everything is just plain wrong. And that was before the tabloids caught her sweetheart, filmmaker Ferg Lauderdale, sharing an intimate squeeze with Hollywood's hottest young tamale.

But the granddaughter of the formidable Honora DeChavannes possesses more hell than belle in her backbone--and she's about to reclaim it. Heading south to Honora's home on the Gulf Coast, Renata is determined to stop feeling like a wilted gardenia and emerge as the unstoppable kudzu her beloved grandmother proudly proclaimed she would be. But for that to happen Renata's got to face some not-so-genteel ghosts from her past, discover the truth about the mother she desperately misses, and make peace with the first man who abandoned her and broke her heart: her handsome and distant father.

About the Author


Michael Lee West is the author of six novels, including "Crazy Ladies"", " "Mad Girls in Love"", " "American Pie"", " and "She Flew the Coop, " as well as a food memoir, "Consuming Passions". She lives with her husband on a farm in Lebanon, Tennessee, with three bratty Yorkshire terriers, a Chinese crested, assorted donkeys, chickens, sheep, and African Pygmy goats. Her faithful dog Zap was the inspiration of a character in "Mermaids in the Basement".

Praise For…


“Deliciously zany novel of Southern discomfort.
-Redbook Magazine

West has a knack for realistic and engaging characters. This charming tale will keep readers wanting to know more about the inhabitants of Point Clear.
-Library Journal (starred review)

Southern belles hell-bent on belated truth-telling in West’s latest wacky outing... . the belles’s barbed commentary never fails to entertain
-Kirkus Reviews

“An engaging tale that skips from glitzy romantic Hollywood to Deep South without missing a beat.”
-Booklist

Product Details
ISBN: 9780060985073
ISBN-10: 0060985070
Publisher: Avon Books
Publication Date: January 6th, 2009
Pages: 290
Language: English