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by Betsy Carter


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Betsy Carter is the author of The Orange Blossom Special and her memoir, Nothing to Fall Back On, which was a national bestseller

Ships from and sold by greg4095. Betsy Carter is the author of The Orange Blossom Special and her memoir, Nothing to Fall Back On, which was a national bestseller. She lives in New York City.

The Orange Blossom Special book. Betsy Carter has perfectly captured both the innocence of the 1950s, when even the complex events of our lives seemed somehow easier to endure, and the startling and irreversible changes of the 1960s. A story about the relationships people develop in the face of loss, The Orange Blossom Special introduces us to a remarkable cast of characters, all of whom are tested-and transformed-by the changes in their midst.

The Orange Blossom Special. Betsy Carter has perfectly captured both the innocence of the 1950s, when even the complex events of our lives seemed somehow easier to endure, and the startling and irreversible changes of the 1960s

The Orange Blossom Special. When we first meet Tessie Lockhart in 1958, she is pinning her hair into a French twist, dabbing Jean Naté on her wrists, and getting ready to change her life.

That was Charlie’s gift, plucking a filament of a thought out of the air. The paradox was that when it came to himself he could be just the opposite. I swear, sometimes you’re as thick as a big fat. slab of pork, Victoria had said to him the day after he told her he was going into the army. All morning she had been screaming at him. You’re leaving me high and dry, trapped in this house with Reggie and Ella. Do you have any idea what position that puts me in? I know it’s hard to tell from looking at me, but I AM NOT A FRIGGIN’ SOCIAL WORKER

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A warm and deceptively light story of recently widowed Tess coming to terms with bringing up her daughter without her husband. Set in Florida in the sixties, it deals with bereavement, love, friendship and prejudice. In the meantime, if you know any books with non-binary main characters you think we should include, please let us know. Success against the odds.

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Betsy Carter has perfectly captured both the innocence of the 1950s, when even the complex events of our lives seemed somehow easier to endure, and the startling and irreversible changes of the 1960s. In her own touching and funny style, Carter shows us the unexpected ways in which strangers can become family.

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Orange Blossom Special is the 21st album released by musician Johnny Cash on Columbia Records in 1965

Orange Blossom Special is the 21st album released by musician Johnny Cash on Columbia Records in 1965. The recordings include country and folk standards, such as "The Long Black Veil", "When It's Springtime in Alaska", "Danny Boy" and "Wildwood Flower". The song that gave the title to the album was "Orange Blossom Special", released previous to the album, it became a success. At the time it was recorded, the authorship of the song was not widely known, being commonly covered by diverse artists.

Wise, moving, and warmly funny, The Orange Blossom Special, spans twenty years in the lives of an unforgettable cast of characters. Betsy Carter has crafted a powerful, richly rewarding novel about growing up, moving on, and turning strangers into friends. From Publishers Weekly. From Publishers Weekly

When we first meet Tessie Lockhart in 1958, she is pinning her hair into a French twist, dabbing Jean Naté on her wrists, and getting ready to change her life. This widowed mother of a thirteen-year-old has decided it's time for a fresh start for both of them, time to leave behind Carbondale, Illinois, and the pain of loss. Tessie and her daughter move to Gainesville, Florida, where they discover that they aren't the only ones struggling to move forward in the wake of tremendous grief. Betsy Carter has perfectly captured both the innocence of the 1950s, when even the complex events of our lives seemed somehow easier to endure, and the startling and irreversible changes of the 1960s. A story about the relationships people develop in the face of loss, The Orange Blossom Special introduces us to a remarkable cast of characters, all of whom are tested―and transformed―by the changes in their midst. In her own touching and funny style, Carter shows us the unexpected ways in which strangers can become family.

Comments: (7)

Rko
I bought this book to read on the train going to Florida (the Silver Meteor, Phila to Ft. Lauderdale). I don't remember a train being in any part of this so-so story!
SlingFire
As I reached page 250 of "The Orange Blossom Special," I started feeling depressed, not because the story is sad, but because I knew that I would soon have to bid farewell to Betsy Carter's cast of uncommonly endearing characters. By the end of the book, they seem like your old friends, and I'm still thinking about them several weeks after forcing myself to turn the last page. But giving these folks original, leap-off-the-page personalities is not Carter's only skill. In her debut novel, she takes us to a mid-twentieth-century Florida that is so far from the sophisticated, fast-moving Gotham of her earlier offspring, the much-mourned monthly New York Woman, that you actually feel sweaty and unhurried as you're reading it. But Carter the fiction writer still has the same crackling wit, fabulous eye for detail and enormous compassion for the human condition that made her magazine such a winner and her memoir, "Nothing To Fall Back On," so appealing. The 1950s and 60s are vividly evoked here through the language and attitudes of the characters, historical and cultural events and references (Vietnam, Anita Bryant, even Davey Crockett) and all those great songs....In fact, the only way the book could be improved would be to have it include a soundtrack CD!
Zehaffy
I never bother to write reviews, I'm just too busy & too lazy when I finally sit down. But, I had to write something about this book. I couldn't put it down. When I did put it down, I was wondering what was going on in Gainesville while I was away. I liked how all these flawed people came together a helped each other flourish in their own ways. I enjoyed this book so much that I snapped up "Swim to Me" and devoured that in no time flat as well. I have recommeded both books to my friends & family. I am looking forward to reading more from Betsy Carter.

If you are on the fence about trying this book, ponder no longer - this is a winner!
Ygglune
Although not the deepest book I have ever read, this is still a very good one. The only qualm I had about it was that I feel some of the characters (in fact, most of them) were either undeveloped or under-developed...the author skipped years in the lives of these people, years that I would have wanted to read about. Still, it is at times funny, at times sad, but always interesting, and you certainly walk away truly caring about the characters.
Gavidor
Was not about any trains. It was a love story about an entire family.
Lestony
It was pretty good.
Meztihn
Love the story of the families in this book and how their lives became intertwined. Extremely descriptive, this story takes you from the early forties to the late eighties and all the changes that occurred in the world in those forty years. These were all things I also lived through and remembered. I felt as though I knew everyone in the story and loved them all. I
hated for them to leave!
This book is funny and light reading. Enjoyable just to get away from it all. A very interesting and romantic novel.
The Orange Blossom Special download epub
Genre Fiction
Author: Betsy Carter
ISBN: 1565124499
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Algonquin Books; First Edition edition (June 3, 2005)
Pages: 304 pages