Deep in the shade of paradise
Welcome to Shiver-de-Freeze, a boot-shaped precinct deep in the Louisiana swamp, famous for its healing waters and curious fauna. Grisham Loudermilk is marrying Ariane Thevenot at Paradise, the family's ancestral home, and we're here for the wedding. But reason and love, it would seem, keep little company in Paradise these days: Grisham's cousin Adlai Birdsong has fallen desperately in love with the bride-to-be. Adlai's ill-advised courtship proceeds even as his daddy, Royce, struggles to recall his past in the face of Alzheimer's; as Father Pat McDermott realizes his passion for the mother of the bride; as the conjoined twins, Tous-les-Deux, train their eyes on Boudou Fontana, the last of the star-crossed Fontana clan. And just when it seems that Adlai must resign himself to a prolonged season of bachelorhood, Miranda Ferry, Grisham's recent lover, wanders into town unawares.With his signature tragic-comic voice and cast of unforgettable and lively characters, Dufresne explores love, death, imagination, and memory. Reading group guide available.
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|Grouping Title||deep in the shade of paradise|
|Grouping Author||dufresne john|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-10-01 23:04:42PM|
|Last Indexed||2019-10-22 03:40:31AM|
|display_description||As family and friends arrive at Paradiso, the Loudermilk family ancestral home in the swamp country of Shiver-de-Freeze, Louisiana, for the marriage of Grisham Loudermilk and Arlane Thevenot, all kinds of romantic entanglements arise to complicate the wedding.|
|owning_library_basalt||Basalt Regional Library|
Louisiana -- Fiction
Plantation life -- Fiction
Weddings -- Fiction
|title_display||Deep in the shade of paradise|
|title_full||Deep in the shade of paradise / by John Dufresne|
|title_short||Deep in the shade of paradise|