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Maybe Tessie couldn’ t help but hope that by following in the tracks of the Orange Blossom Special— the first passenger train to connect New York to Miami— she and her daughter Dinah would find a kinder climate and a new beginning. The year was 1958 and the young widow could tell just by looking in her daughter’ s vacant eyes that a change was called for, indeed necessary. Besides, returning to the spot where she and Jerry had spent their honeymoon might keep him close to her, even if just in spirit.

The Orange Blossom Special is a story about the relationships people develop in the face of loss. And with the social upheaval that shook the 1960s, the friendships formed end up surprising all of those involved.

With a light and compassionate touch, Betsy Carter depicts a mother and daughter who create a family out of the people living at the crossroads— the Orange Blossom Special’ s designated rest stop, Gainesville, Florida.

About the Author

Betsy Carter is the author of The Orange Blossom Special and her memoir, Nothing to Fall Back On, which was a national bestseller. She is a contributing editor for O, The Oprah Magazine and writes for Good Housekeeping and New York magazine, among others. Carter formerly served as an editor at Esquire, Newsweek, and Harpers Bazaar, and was the founding editor of New York Woman. She lives in New York City.

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