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Lists with This Book. Williamson does a great job of giving each of the characters unique personalities. The dialogue is well done, the pacing excellent, and the ending felt "right". In many ways the book felt similar to "Good Grief" by Lolly Winston to me in the way the protagonist dealt with death, the use of humor, and the occasional great insights. Definitely recommended.
About Debrah Williamson: A native Oklahoman, Debrah Morris was born near Will Rogers's birthplace. In fact, she can't recall ever learning how. The summer she was 12, she vowed to read every book in the local library. She grew up in Claremore, Oklahoma. Starting with the A's, she plowed through A native Oklahoman, Debrah Morris was born near Will Rogers's birthplace. She comes to storytelling naturally.
Williamson is a skilled author and this is one of the best books I've read in a long time. On the "The Daring Adventure of Us" trek west with the top down, Nora picks up hitchhiking nursing-home escapee Tybolt Bisbee and his reeking Puppy
Williamson is a skilled author and this is one of the best books I've read in a long time. On the "The Daring Adventure of Us" trek west with the top down, Nora picks up hitchhiking nursing-home escapee Tybolt Bisbee and his reeking Puppy. Others join their traveling road show as Aunt Nora's generosity and charm begins to win over the prime cynic, Pauly "Paulette" in California who does not trust adults to care about her interests as Mama always took care of mama first and Pop did likewise taking care of mama first.
by Debrah Williamson. At a time in the 1950s when America is a little more innocent, two children and their flamboyant aunt head toward California in a Buick Skylark convertible. Pauly Mahoney knows if she doesn’t fret about her family, no one will. Certainly not her unstable mother or fun-loving father, who can’t seem to make ends meet without her help. It’s Pauly’s job to hold the family together-until a hot summer night in Tulsa, Oklahoma, when her parents are killed in a freak carnival accident and Pauly’s world turns upside down.
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This is a book I would highly recommend to anyone. It is a very special story If you liked Secret Life of Bees, you'll love Singing With the Top Down. It is a very special story. Debrah Williamson should be so proud of the wonderful novel she has written. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 12 years ago. If you liked Secret Life of Bees, you'll love Singing With the Top Down. Williamson's novel is a wonderful treat, a must read for those who love Americana. It's fun, fast and substantial. You won't regret spending time with these amazing characters.
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Debrah Williamson creates characters who are spunky, flawed, courageous, loveable, and above all real. From the acclaimed author of Singing With the Top Down comes a poignant tale about makeshift families and the healing power of friendship. Lisa Wingate, author of Tending Roses. Fifteen-year-old runaway Chancy Deel arrives in the picture-perfect town of Wenonah, Oklahoma, needing a helping hand. It’s just her luck to get it-from a cranky old man named Max Boyle, who is hardly the answer to her dreams.
Debrah Williamson is the author or coauthor of many novels under various names. A native Oklahoman, she taught professional writing at the University of Oklahoma. Her novel Paper Hearts was a finalist for the Oklahoma Book Award. Category: Literary Fiction. Inspired by Your Browsing History. Also in Literary Fiction. Recipe for a Perfect Wife.
Singing with the Top Down, New American Library (New York, NY), 2006
Singing with the Top Down, New American Library (New York, NY), 2006. Paper Hearts, NAL Trade, 2007. Also author of more than twenty romance novels under a variety of pseudonyms. Set in 1955, the work follows thirteen-year-old Pauly Mahoney and her eight-year-old brother, Buddy, a frail polio survivor