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If you crossed Mitford, North Carolina, with Peyton Place, you might come up with Runnymede, Maryland, the most beguiling of Southern towns. In Loose Lips, Rita Mae Brown revisits Runnymede and the beloved characters introduced in Six of One and Bingo, serving up an exuberant portrayal of small-town sins and Southern mores, set against a backdrop of homefront life during World War II.

"I'm afraid life is passing me by," Louise told her sister.

"No, it's not," Juts said. "Life can't pass us by. We are life."

In the picturesque town of Runnymede, everyone knows everyone else's business, and the madcap antics of the battling Hunsenmeir sisters, Julia (Juts) and Louise, have kept the whole town agog ever since they were children. Now, in the fateful year of 1941, with America headed for war, the sisters are inching toward forty...and Juts is unwise enough to mention that unspeakable reality to her sister.

The result is a huge brawl that litters Cadwalder's soda fountain with four hundred dollars' worth of broken glass. To pay the debt, the sisters choose a surprisingly new direction. Suddenly they are joint owners of The Curl 'n' Twirl beauty salon, where discriminating ladies meet to be primped, permed, and pampered while dishing the town's latest dirt.

As Juts and Louise become Runnymede's most unlikely new career women, each faces her share of obstacles. Restless Juts can't shake her longing for a baby, while holier-than-thou Louise is fit to be tied over her teenage daughter's headlong rush toward scandal. As usual, the sisters rarely see eye to eye, and there are plenty of opinions to go around. Even the common bond of patriotic duty brings wildly unexpected results when the twosome joins the Civil Air Patrol, watching the night sky for German Stukas. But loose lips can sink even the closest relationships, and Juts and Louise are about to discover that some things are best left unsaid.

Spanning a decade in the lives of Louise, Juts, and their nearest and dearest, including the incomparable Celeste Chalfonte, Loose Lips is an unforgettable tale of love and loss and the way life can always throw you a curveball. By turns poignant and hilarious, it is deepened by Rita Mae Brown's unerring insight into the human heart.

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Synopsis:

The sequel to Six of One and Bingo continues the adventures of sisters Julia "Juts" and Louise "Wheezie" Hunsenmeir, as they patrol the night skies for the Civil Defense and preside over gossip at the local beauty salon, in a story of rivalry, identity, and family set against the backdrop of the World War II homefront. Reprint.

About the Author

Rita Mae Brown is the bestselling author of several books. An Emmy-nominated screenwriter and a poet, she lives in Afton, Virginia.

Sneaky Pie Brown, a tiger cat born somewhere in Albemarle County, Virginia, was discovered by Rita Mae Brown at her local SPCA. They have collaborated on fourteen previous Mrs. Murphy mysteries: Sour Puss; Wish You Were Here; Rest in Pieces; Murder at Monticello; Pay Dirt; Murder, She Meowed; Murder on the Prowl; Cat on the Scent; Pawing Through the Past; Claws and Effect; Catch as Cat Can; The Tail of the Tip-Off; Whisker of Evil; and Cat’s Eyewitness, in addition to Sneaky Pie’s Cookbook for Mystery Lovers.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307573629
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Subject:
Maryland
Author:
Cat on the Scent
Author:
Pawing Through the Past
Author:
Brown, Rita Mae
Author:
Catch as Cat Can
Author:
The Tail of the Tip-Off
Author:
Whisker of Evil
Author:
Wish You Were Here
Author:
Rita Mae Brown
Author:
Pay Dirt
Author:
Claws and Effect
Author:
Murder, She Meowed
Author:
Rest in Pieces
Author:
Murder on the Prowl
Author:
Murder at Monticello
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
General
Subject:
Sisters
Subject:
Middle aged women
Subject:
Cities and towns
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
City and town life
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Gay and Lesbian-Lesbian Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literature-Family Life
Subject:
Humor : General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20000502
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
432

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Product details 432 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9780307573629 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The sequel to Six of One and Bingo continues the adventures of sisters Julia "Juts" and Louise "Wheezie" Hunsenmeir, as they patrol the night skies for the Civil Defense and preside over gossip at the local beauty salon, in a story of rivalry, identity, and family set against the backdrop of the World War II homefront. Reprint.
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