ISBN-13: 9780156007184 / Angielski / Miękka / 2002 / 288 str.
"Actually, there were no men in Auletta except the married, the stupid, and the dead. In Auletta this worked out to be basically the same thing."
Welcome to Auletta, Louisiana, where the typical bumper sticker reads: "God, Guns and Guts Made This Country Great. Unfortunately for Jeanne Roth, a middle-aged woman with no taste for backwater towns, Auletta becomes her home when she makes good on a promise to her father to care for her mother. When Jeanne learns that her mother has Alzheimer's, she must confront a past bursting with memories of her mama, a once vibrant femme fatale. As she watches mama's grace and charm slowly slip away, Jeanne is forced to reflect on her own goals and find a new hero to look up to. And suddenly Jeanne, an expert at analyzing others while neglecting her own troubles, is squaring off directly with the one person she has tried to avoid: herself.
A poignant, often hilarious, story of one woman's journey toward self-discovery and confidence, this is a timely tale that shows there are no dead ends in life-only long roads.