Synopses & Reviews
Perched right on the Mason-Dixon line, tiny Runnymede, Maryland, is ripe with a history almost as colorful as the women who live there—from Celeste Chalfonte, headstrong and aristocratic, who murders for principle and steals her brothers wife, to Fannie Jump Creighton, who runs a speakeasy right in her own home when hard times come knocking. Then of course, therere Louise and Julia, the boldly eccentric Hunsenmeir sisters. Wheezie and Juts spend their whole lives in Runnymede, cheerfully quibbling about everything from men to child-rearing to how to drive a car. But they never let small-town life keep them from chasing their biggest dreams—or from being true to who they really are. Sparkling with a perfect combination of sisterhood and sass, Six of One is a richly textured Southern canvas—Rita Mae Brown “at her winning, fondest best”(Kirkus Reviews).
Continuing to be one of Brown's most popular novels, this prequel to "Bingo" is both a high-spirited romp of love in its many guises and a story of the darker side of life in Runnymede, Maryland--small town, U.S.A.
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 Cats Eyewitness, in addition to Sneaky Pies Cookbook for Mystery Lovers.
Reading Group Guide
The book that launched the fabulous Hunsenmeir trilogy, Six of One
is a rollicking ride through the eccentric world of Runnymede, Maryland, where Prohibition and world wars are no match for the headstrong women living there. Meet Louise and Julia (a.k.a. Wheezie and Juts), sisters who never let a day go by without a quarrel but who always manage to find a cause that unites them. Then there is the inimitable Celeste Chalfonte, wealthy and elegant, a crack shot who easily seduces her brothers beloved Ramelle. Dozens of other quirky characters, from the speakeasy proprietress Fannie Jump Creighton to the underdog housepainter Pearlie, bring this colorful Southern tableau to life. By turns mesmerizing and riotously funny, the antics in Six of One
will give your reading group plenty to chat about.
The questions and discussion topics that follow are intended to enhance your reading of Rita Mae Browns Six of One. We hope they will enrich your experience of this sparkling novel.