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Book Title: What's Best for Jane|
The author of the book: Bett Norris
ISBN 13: 9781932859560
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 488 KB
Edition: Bywater Books
Date of issue: September 6th 2011
Read full description of the books What's Best for Jane:“An impressive, gifted storyteller.”—Katherine V. Forrest
Mary McGhee is a legend—heroic to some, hated by others. Her dead lover’s inheritance has fueled resentment among a dispossessed family, and in the South, grudges are as hard and immutable as the rocks themselves.
But there is one member of that family who seems immune to the grievances of the past. Jane Jackson is a lonely child, isolated from her brutal family by her intelligence and her adventurousness. She’s drawn to the lonely old woman who owns what her family expected to be theirs and who also carries some of their darkest secrets—secrets of love, hate, and murder. But Jane’s devotion brings Mary as many problems as pleasures. Ugly rumors, emotional temptation, and a violent death swirl around, poisoning the innocence of their relationship.
As Mary struggles with her own mortality, she tries to decide what’s best for Jane. But Jane Jackson has a mind of her own. A mind that is going to lead her into some difficult places and hard choices before she finally discovers what’s best for herself.
Bett Norris gets up every morning at five and writes. She was a finalist in the first annual Bywater Prize for Fiction contest. She lives in Florida with her partner.
Read information about the authorBett Norris graduated from the University of Alabama with a BA in history and a burning desire to write, having grown up just down the road a piece from Harper Lee. She drew heavily on her Alabama roots for her first novel, Miss McGhee, published through Bywater Books, set during the civil rights movement of the fifties and sixties. While wondering why the dictum write what you know doesn't apply to sci fi or murder mysteries, she dutifully set her second and third novels in the South as well, certain that the well of rich material to be found there will never run dry.
Her first novel, Miss McGhee, was released in May 2007, and was a finalist for the first annual Bywater fiction contest. Her second novel, What's Best for Jane, will be released in January, 2009.
Norris is currently working on a novel of historical fiction set in Montgomery during the years leading up to the beginning of the civil rights movement. She continues to use the South as source material and setting. “Almost everybody’s got a story about crazy relatives, mad dogs, good trucks, fishing, deer hunting, drinking, cussing, fighting, tent revivals, football, running around barefoot in the summers, better times in the past, and where the bootleggers live.”
She now lives in Florida with her partner Sandy Moore, an artist. Bett gets up every morning at an insanely early hour to write.
Find out more on the author’s web site, www.bettnorris.com.
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