The Education of Dixie Dupree



In 1969, Dixie Dupree Is Eleven Years Old And Already An Expert Liar Sometimes The Lies Are For Her Mama, Evie S Sake To Explain Away A Bruise Brought On By Her Quick As Lightning Temper And Sometimes The Lies Are To Spite Evie, Who Longs To Leave Her Unhappy Marriage In Perry County, Alabama, And Return To Her Beloved New Hampshire But For Dixie And Her Brother, Alabama Is Home, A Place Of Pine Scented Breezes And Hot, Languid Afternoons.Though Dixie Is Learning That The Family She Once Believed Was Happy Has Deep Fractures, Even Her Vivid Imagination Couldn T Concoct The Events About To Unfold Dixie Records Everything In Her Diary Her Parents Fights, Her Father S Drinking And His Unexplained Departure, And The Arrival Of Uncle Ray Only When Dixie Desperately Needs Help And Is Met With Disbelief Does She Realize How Much Damage Her Past Lies Have Done But She Has Courage And A Spirit That May Yet Prevail, Forcing Secrets Into The Open And Allowing Her To Forgive And Become Whole Again.Narrated By Her Young Heroine In A Voice As Sure And Resonant As The Secret Life Of BeesLily Or Bastard Out Of Carolina S Bone, Donna Everhart S Remarkable Debut Is A Story About Mothers And Daughters, The Guilt And Pain That Pass Between Generations, And The Truths That Are Impossible To Hide, Especially From Ourselves.The Education of Dixie Dupree

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  • 352 pages
  • The Education of Dixie Dupree
  • Donna Everhart
  • 11 June 2017
  • 1496705521

10 thoughts on “The Education of Dixie Dupree

  1. says:

    DANG IT GR ATE MY REVIEW Probably because it only had ten typos instead of the normal twenty Let s try this again.Set in the late 1960 s south, Dixie lives in Alabama with her mom, dad and older brother AJ Her mom has one of those tempers that can get away from her and Dixie tries her best to not trigger her other mom coming out Her response was to snatch my arm and her sudden move scared me so bad, the pee I d been holding let go It drizzled down my legs, a hot stream of fear, but the DANG IT GR ATE MY REVIEW Probably because it only had ten typos instead of the normal twenty Let s try this again.Set in the late 1960 s south, Dixie lives in Alabama with her mom, dad and older brother AJ Her mom has one of those tempers that can get away from her and Dixie tries her best to not trigger her other mom coming out Her response was to snatch my arm and her sudden move scared me so bad, the pee I d been holding let go It drizzled down my legs, a hot stream of fear,...

  2. says:

    NOW AVAILABLE3.75 Stars Childhood is what you spend the rest of your life trying to overcome Birdee Pruitt, Hope Floats In 1969, Dixie Dupree is an 11 year old girl living in a small town in Alabama with her parents and AJ, her brother Lately things aren t quite like they used to be Dixie s father is drinking , and her mother s growing unhappiness with her life in Alabama is ever present, missing her family and the life she had growing up in New Hampshire The in laws have never accepte NOW AVAILABLE3.75 Stars Childhood is what you spend the rest of your life trying to overcome Birdee Pruitt, Hope Floats In 1969, Dixie Dupree is an 11 year old girl living in a small town in Alabama with her parents and AJ, her brother Lately things aren t quite like they used to be Dixie s father is drinking , and her mother s growing unhappiness with her life in Alabama is ever present, missing her family and the life she had growing up in New Hampshire The in laws have never accepted her, never made her feel welcome Dixie s mother can t seem to let it go and theshe brings it up, theDixie s father drinks He feels her slipping away, everything slipping out of his control The family slowly drifts toward four individuals rather than operating as a family unit It occurred to me this was when it had started, when we d all begun to lose our way with each other It happened so gradually, none of us saw it coming, until there was nothing left but empty conversations and useless argume...

  3. says:

    4 Stars GREAT debut Coming October 25th THE EDUCATION OF DIXIE DUPREE is a page turning coming of age story with a nasty monster, a variety of secrets, subject matters that are pretty tough to take, often difficult to read and still the book is unputdownable.It s 1969 Alabama when we first meet eleven year old Dixie with her annoyingly i...

  4. says:

    3 stars The Education of Dixie Dupree is well done and I liked Dixie, but it s the kind of book I usually avoid Dixie is 11 years old, living in Alabama with her parents and brother and lots of nasty secrets There is a pervasive tenseness to the story as Dixie tries to figure out what s going on in the adult world around her, and as that world seeps brutally into her reality view spoiler I always try to avoid spoilers but for this review I can t avoid them if I want to write honestly 3 stars The Education of Dixie Dupree is well done and I liked Dixie, but it s the kind of book I usually avoid Dixie is 11 years old, living in Alabama with her parents and brother and lots of nasty secrets There is a pervasive tenseness to the story as Dixie tries to figure out what s going on in the adult world around her, and as that world seeps brutally into her reality view spoiler I always try to avoid spoilers but for this review I can t avoid them if I want to write honestly about my reaction to this one After Dixie s father dies by suicide, her mother s brother moves in and sexually abuses Dixie The scenes are fairly graphic and Di...

  5. says:

    This was a very emotional book and I just felt so bad for 11 yr old Dixie throughout the entire novel This situation made me so angry I won t say anyregarding the situation for those who plan on reading this book.Thanks to Netgalley and Kensington Books for the ARC

  6. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Spoiler Alert I wanted to like this book I really did TheI think about it, however, it just makes me angry The main character, an 11 year old, goes through way too much for the book to end as it does Everhart writes that Dixie wants to talk to someone but doesn t know whom she can trust To then d...

  7. says:

    4.0 stars Dixie Dupree s world completely collapses in the year that she becomes eleven years old.With an unstable mother and drinking father reactively exploding or withdrawing from each other or at their children Dixie and her older brother, AJ, and a remote support system in her Dad s Alabama relatives, the household barely copes with its stress.Dixie learns to lie to cover for her mother s physical fury and the consequences put her in severe jeopardy when she needs people to believe that s 4.0 stars Dixie Dupree s world completely collapses in the year that she becomes eleven years old.With an unstable mother and drinking father reactively exploding or withdrawing from each other or at their children Dixie and her older brother, AJ, and a remote support system i...

  8. says:

    Read the review in my blog Sometimes, a story captivates you and you don t know exactly why After only a few pages, The Education of Dixie Dupree had already won me over There was something about it that made it special or perhaps it was simply that everything seemed to click.I ve always loved southern stories, mostly in films I don t think there arequirky southern films for me to watch Ya ya Sisterhood, Fried Green Tomatoes, Now Then I ve seen them all , but I d lov Read the review in my blog Sometimes, a story captivates you and you don t know exactly why After only a few pages, The Education of Dixie Dupree had already won me over There was something about it that made it special or perhaps it was simply that everything seemed to click.I ve always loved southern stories, mostly in films I don t think there arequirky southern films for me to watch Ya ya Sisterhood, Fried Green Tomatoes, Now Then I ve seen them a...

  9. says:

    Dixie Dupree s observations about her life and the people in it create a vivid world that is sometimes funny, sometimes agonizing, that always feels very real She finds that life can be ugly, even brutal, and she faces it all with incredible strength and resilience.There s no gentle way to tell such a story such as this and still have it ring true In this magnificent debut novel, Everhart writes ...

  10. says:

    I was fortunate enough to read an advance copy of this powerful, important debut that mixes southern charm with the darkest side of family life The best part is the amazing voice of 11 year old Dixie Dupree, who is wise beyond her years, but still sees everything as a feisty like girl She s one tough cookie despite everything that happens to her I love Dixie, especially when she s trying to figure out the definition of white trash This novel tackles difficult subject matter but is ultimatel I was fortunate enough to read an advance copy of this powerful, important debut that mixes southern charm with the darkest side of family life The best part is the amazing voice o...

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