The Sweetest Thing

The Sweetest Thing

A Novel

Book - 2011
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The Singleton family's fortunes seem unaffected by the Great Depression, and Perri--along with the other girls at Atlanta's elite Washington Seminary--lives a carefree life of tea dances with college boys, matinees at the cinema, and debut parties. But when tragedies strike, Perri is confronted with a world far different from the one she has always known.

At the insistence of her parents, Mary "Dobbs" Dillard, the daughter of an itinerant preacher, is sent from inner-city Chicago to live with her aunt and attend Washington Seminary, bringing confrontation and radical ideas. Her arrival intersects at the point of Perri's ultimate crisis, and the tragedy forges an unlikely friendship.

The Sweetest Thing tells the story of two remarkable young women--opposites in every way--fighting for the same goal: surviving tumultuous change.

Publisher: Minneapolis, Minn. : Bethany House, [2011]
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9780764208317
Characteristics: 397 pages ; 22 cm


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Oct 08, 2012

Very beautifully written book! Great for teens & young women!

Sep 06, 2011

This is Musser's best work since "The Swan House", the beautiful writing mirrors her earlier work. Characters are well developed and authentic. I am not usually a fan of books written in two different voices, but it works well in this story.


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Sep 06, 2011

"I should not have kept that photo of Jackie in my Bible. It rubbed salt in the wound, again, and again. Jackie Brown was the fault line in my theolog."

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