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Heartbreak Hotel

Anne Rivers Siddons

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ISBN 10: 0671223151 / ISBN 13: 9780671223151
Published by Simon & Schuster, 1976
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Flat SIGNED by Anne Rivers Siddons on the title page. Remaindered volume has mild shelf wear and spotting to fore edges; the unclipped dust jacket has overall light soiling, perimeter age toning, and a short closed tear on the rear panel. The jacket is sleeved in mylar. Bookseller Inventory # 1003240102

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Title: Heartbreak Hotel

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publication Date: 1976

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed

Edition: First Edition.

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Alabama, 1956: While Elvis Presley was singing about love, one young woman was learning about life.

Everyone loves Maggie Deloach, one of the most popular girls on campus with everything going for her. An impeccable lineage. Picture-perfect looks. The best sorority, and the best fraternity boy's pin. The ultimate Southern belle, Maggie knows what the rules are and is willing to play by them. No surprises are waiting in her future -- but neither are any disappointments.

Then, amid the stifling heat of an Alabama summer, everything changes. There is talk of a racial revolution brewing, one that surely should not touch her protected world... but somehow does. There is growing sexual awareness that she knows should shock her... yet does not. There is a single act of defiance and courage that will forever alter the way others think of her... and how Maggie thinks herself.

"An absolute gem... a rare and wonderful book."
--Richmond News Leader

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The insightful, troubling tale of the coming of age of a privileged young Southern woman during the turbulent Civil Rights era.

In Montgomery, Alabama, Martin Luther King Jr. has organized a bus boycott. In Tuscaloosa, outrage surrounds the entrance of the state university's first black student. But at little Randolph University, sweltering in the summer heat, life remains dreamily the same. At Kappa House, the sorority sisters talk of who has pinned whom, and whether they can sneak past their housemother so they can party at an out-of-town bar. Even among this privileged group, pretty, popular Kappa sister Maggie Deloach is unquestionably one of the elite...until she commits a single act of defiance and courage that forever alters the way others think of her, and how Maggie thinks of herself.

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