“Feel-good stories like the Little House books, except with old women drinking moonshine.” Yeah. Sure makes you think again about Pa calling Laura his “little half-pint,” doesn’t it?
Sometimes compared to Eudora Welty, Christy Marie Kent weaves humorous tales about a woman in rural Georgia in the 1940s, stories of playing poker, smoking cigars, running away to Las Vegas and learning the meaning of “getting lucky” in her wild years before she settled down and married the Baptist preacher. Spinning each tale with charming, colorful, and sometimes bittersweet details of her life in the old south, she finishes with surprising wisdom to help Christy with her modern problems of work-life balance, independence, and the one and only secret to happiness.
These stories will make you want to hug your grandmother, and then ask her what she really did before she settled down–but don’t dare to ask her if you can’t handle the answer.
This book contains three short stories:
1. “Pecan Pie, Cigars and the One and Only Secret to Happiness”
2. “The Summer that Grandmother Got Her Shine Back”
3. “How Grandmother Lost All Her Money on the Luckiest Weekend of Her Life”