This is a fun, easy read of a book that's filled with the usual Southern eccentrics - but these ones are more along the lines of just everyday people with tiny little quirks that make them not fit in completely with the "proper" people in town. In other words, characters that are easy to relate to.
The stories stay fairly light and delve into each character's lives and what brings them into the book club. But darker passages arise regarding secrets that remain hidden for years, unhappy marriages and of course the Great White Elephant in Southern culture - the Klan.
The ending is very pat and unrealistic, but the story that gets you there is still worth reading. After all, "fiction" does have a certain meaning for a reason!
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