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Pawley's Island

by Dorothea Benton Frank

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Pawley's Island by Dorothea Benton Frank
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  • Published in USA  May 2005
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    Genre: Novels

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The Lowcountry comes back to life with this brand-new novel from author of Shem Creek. When Becca Sims wanders into the beautiful seaside Gallery Valentine hoping to sell some of her watercolors, she has no idea her life is about to be transformed by the gallery's owner and his best friend. With the vivid, unforgettable characters, dreamy Lowcountry setting, and authentically brazen, compulsively readable Southern voice that have made her one of today's greatest storytellers, Dorothea Benton Frank delivers her most extraordinary novel yet.

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'.. a lively story about friendship and family, Southern-style....Frank's absorbing narrative manages to feel both authentically Southern and universally empathetic.' - Publishers Weekly

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Dorothea Benton Frank Author Biography

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While her children were young Ms. Frank became a volunteer fundraiser, organizing events for various non-profit organizations around the Metropolitan New York area.

Her first novel, SULLIVANS ISLAND (Berkley Publishing 2000) debuted on the NY Times list at number nine and went back to press over twenty five times, has well over one million copies in print and can be found in ten foreign languages. Her subsequent novels PLANTATION (Berkley 2002), ISLE OF PALMS (Berkley 2003), SHEM CREEK (Berkley 2004), PAWLEYS ISLAND (Berkley 2005), FULL OF GRACE (Wm. Morrow 2006), BULLS ISLAND (Wm. Morrow 2007), THE CHRISTMAS PEARL and LAND OF MANGO SUNSETS (Wm. Morrow 2008), LOWCOUNTRY SUMMER (Wm. Morrow 2009), RETURN TO SULLIVANS ISLAND (Wm. Morrow 2010), FOLLY BEACH (Wm. Morrow 2011), PORCH LIGHTS (...

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