Georgia Bottoms: Book summary and reviews of Georgia Bottoms by Mark Childress

Georgia Bottoms

A Novel

by Mark Childress

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Georgia Bottoms is known in her small community of Six Points, Alabama, as a beautiful, well-to-do, and devoutly Baptist Southern belle.

Nobody realizes that the family fortune has long since disappeared, and a determinedly single woman like Georgia needs an alternative, and discreet, means of income. In Georgia's case it is six well-heeled lovers - one for each day of the week, with Mondays off - none of whom knows about the others.

But when the married preacher who has been coming to call (Saturdays) decides to confess their affair in front of the whole congregation, Georgia must take drastic measures to stop him. In Georgia Bottoms, Mark Childress proves once again his unmistakable skill for combining the hilarious and the absurd to reveal the inner workings of the rebellious human heart.

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"Starred Review. Sharply observant, unrelentingly honest, and downright hilarious - and his Georgia peach is the freshest bad girl to rise from the South since Scarlett O'Hara." - Publishers Weekly

"Childress ... is a master of regional detail - his portrayal of shallow, narcissistic Georgia (she's annoyed that 9/11 derails her annual ladies' lunch) is an amusing tale of small-town naughtiness that should please most readers." - Library Journal

"Starred Review. Light, amusing fiction." - Kirkus

"Georgia Bottoms is one of my favorite characters in recent years, a lovingly drawn woman ... rich in charm and denial and insight ... This is Childress's best book yet." - Anne Lamott, author of Imperfect Birds

“A sparkling novel ... Mark Childress once again proves himself the master of American comic fiction.” – Janet Fitch, author of White Oleander and Paint it Black

"Mark Childress has written yet another laugh-out-loud Southern classic ... Try to stop laughing." - Fannie Flagg, author of I Still Dream About You

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Elizabeth

Scarlet O'Hara has returned :)
A seven-drawer locked dresser....one for each day of the week. What is in each drawer?....well, all the things Georgia needs to make her nightly lovers believe they are the only one....pictures of their mother, their favorite clothes, anything to make them feel "special." When one of the lovers' wives finds out about the affair, nothing to do but empty that drawer....oh well......done.

Georgia had enough of this worry for now...she had her September luncheon to think of. She couldn't disappoint the ladies...they looked forward to this luncheon each year, and she certainly couldn't let them know how poor she really was.

She hadn't always been poor, and she hadn’t always been the pillar of society either….but then a letter arrived from someone who was keeping a secret for 20 years and who she told there was NO contact allowed whether it was in writing or through a phone call….this definitely wouldn’t work for her. Things were not turning out the way Georgia had planned. Everything ALWAYS went her way...she couldn't have this happen. She will just send more money this time....yes…send more money and it would be taken care of, but then she found another letter as she was cleaning and that changed everything even more. What will she do now? She knew…she always had a plan….and what a great plan. You will love the book....it was funny and had everyday situations that at times we all have to deal with.

This book had me laughing from the first page....I knew she was another Scarlet O'Hara even before the author commented about it. I really enjoyed the book, and will definitely be reading his other books. 5/5

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Mark Childress

Mark Childress was born in Monroeville, Alabama. He is the author of six previous novels and three books for children. He has lived in Ohio, Indiana, Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia, California, Costa Rica, and currently lives in Key West, Florida.

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