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It was a long walk to the end of the driveway. Margaret Prickett saw the sun glint off Mr. Kelly?s U.S. Post Office truck, nearly airborne from the pink and blue balloons tied to his sideview mirrors in cheerful disregard of government regulation. He loved kids, probably because he had none of his own, and kids loved him. When her daughter, Polly, was a little girl, she used to leave wax-paper cups of Pepsi inside the mailbox, the red flag raised so that he wouldn?t drive past thirsty. And though by the time he opened the little black oven the cola was flat and fatty with melted wax, in gratitude he would always leave her a rubber band. It was a splendid economy.

Mr. Kelly only got out of his truck when there was something to sign for, yet to Margaret?s eyes, he stepped out seemingly empty-handed. She waved to him, a big hearty arm?sweep, as if to say, Great to see you. Got something good? He waved back, a small, unenthusiastic little shake from the wrist that could only mean registered letter.

Sure enough, she spotted it on his clipboard, the little square of serious pale green. She stopped about fifty yards away from him, suddenly overwhelmed by the mid-afternoon heat of the day. Maybe she could just turn around and calmly walk back to the cheese house, lock herself in, and make August deal with Mr. Kelly. Maybe she could just stand there until he disappeared like the mirage he looked to be in the heat, a postal specter no more valid than a canceled stamp.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780871139009
Author:
Holman, Sheri
Publisher:
Atlantic Monthly Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
Virginia
Subject:
Mothers and daughters
Subject:
Multiple birth
Subject:
Rural families
Subject:
Historical reenactments
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Cheesemaking
Subject:
Cheesemakers
Subject:
Women dairy farmers
Series Volume:
02-4275
Publication Date:
August 2003
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
9.22x6.32x1.40 in. 1.64 lbs.

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Product details 448 pages Atlantic Monthly Press - English 9780871139009 Reviews:
"Review A Day" by , "The Mammoth Cheese teeters on the edge of parody from time to time, but Holman keeps all these wonderful characters — including the cows — grounded in her deeper themes about the debt one generation owes another and the lust for independence. Yes, colonies rebel and the ones we want most to protect reject our care as tyranny, but Holman knows that good parents can love their children and still let them have their whey." (read the entire CSM review)
"Review" by , "A deft account of the contradictions of small-town life."
"Review" by , "[An] engaging multidimensional tale....Holman's latest imaginative sprawl of a novel explores quintessential American themes — independence, patriotism and politics — to great tragi-comic effect."
"Review" by , "[The Mammoth Cheese] dazzles with its combination of history, religion, political satire and tragedy. Every character here is a delicately nuanced, vivid creation."
"Review" by , "Part Jon Hassler, part Robert Altman film — and all-around terrific."
"Review" by , "With these wonderfully inventive, charmingly flawed characters, Holman pierces one shallow vanity of modern society after the other. Highly recommended."
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