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Book Review of Nora, Nora

Nora, Nora
Nora, Nora
Author: Anne Rivers Siddons
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Book Type: Hardcover
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Peyton is not ready to share her widowed father with anyone, let alone a barely remembered cousin who just rolled into town, a cousin who smokes cigarettes and drives a pink Thunderbird. However, her father seems to like Nora, and she does make for good conversation at the Loser Club, and prim Aunt Augusta hates her, which raises Nora slightly in Peyton's esteem. Maybe she isn't so bad--maybe Nora is just what quiet Lytton, Georgia, needs this summer.

But, soon it becomes clear that something is troubling Nora deeply. Peyton believes that whatever it is, it must be more than snide comments by neighbors who don't like her "unsouthern" ways. When the shocking truth comes to light, it stuns the residents of their small town. It also teaches Peyton the enormous cost of loving.