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The crocodile bride / Ashleigh Bell Pedersen.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781938235917
  • ISBN: 1938235916
  • Physical Description: 291 pages 24 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Spartanburg, SC : Hub City Press, [2022].

Content descriptions

General Note:
"A Novel"--Dust jacket.
Summary, etc.:
"Set during the swampy summer in 1982, this stunning debut novel follows eleven-year-old Sunshine Turner and her troubled father Billy as the secrets of their family's past swirl around them in the one-road town of Fingertip, Louisiana. During a hot summer of June moods, grubworms, and dark storms, Sunshine discovers stones in her chest - and learns the dangers her coming-of-age will bring about in the yellow house she shares with her father. Without the vocabulary to comprehend Billy's actions or her own changing body, Sunshine turns to a story passed down through the generations of the Turner family: in the dark waters of the Black Bayou lives a crocodile with an insatiable appetite, and a woman with a mysterious healing gift. As Sunshine's summer unspools, she turns to the one person who will need no explanation of the family secrets she carries-the crocodile bride. The Crocodile Bride is at once a heartbreakingly tender coming-of-age tale and a lyrical, haunting reflection on generational trauma. Reminiscent of Jesmyn Ward and Helen Oyeyemi, Ashleigh Bell Pedersen is a promising new voice in American fiction"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Life change events > Fiction.
Small cities > Fiction.
Conflict of generations > Fiction.
Parent and child > Fiction.
Louisiana > Fiction.
Genre: Bildungsromans.
Historical fiction.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Carthage Public.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Carthage Public Library FIC Pederson, Ashleigh Bell (Text) 34MO2001812940 Adult Fiction Available -

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