Una nuova avventura per Miss Julia e per la sua famiglia "alternativa", che continua ad allargarsi accogliendo eccentrici di ogni tipo. Questa volta Miss Julia si mette in testa di organizzare in fretta e furia un matrimonio, persino contro il volere della sposa... Miss Julia è alle prese con mille nuovi problemi: si è offerta di organizzare in appena una settimana il matrimonio dell'agente Bates e di Binkie a casa sua, e a un certo punto sembra anche farcela... ma poi Binkie annuncia di non volersi sposare più. Perché? Non lo vuole dire. Come se non bastasse, in città si aggira un misterioso evaso dal carcere che elude gli sforzi della polizia per catturarlo, e che terrorizza il piccolo Lloyd. Inoltre, alla già variopinta corte dei personaggi che circondano Miss Julia, in questa nuova avventura si aggiungono anche la querula moglie del pastore Ledbetter e una giunonica cantante di colore. Insomma, per riportare la tranquillità a casa di Miss Julia questa volta ci vorrebbe proprio un miracolo...
- ISBN: 8896919959
- Casa Editrice: astoria
- Pagine: 320
The first 3/4 was a typically funny read in the life of Miss Julia who sure wishes things were still the same as in the 50's, for the most part. A couple of chapters were laugh out loud, but the last 1/4 too messy, trying to put too much into the story. Instead of fun, it was just chaotic
Southern comedy of manners, with a widowed southern belle living at the corner of past and present, with an African American cook as sidekick and long-time friend and foil. Miss Julia has her own story to tell, and she seems to do it in the course of bossing others around. She isn't Miss Marple, or
If you have read either/both of the first two, you will enjoy this one, but I think it can also stand on its own. Like its predecessors, this one made me reexamine what I believe, what I have been taught, the social mores I myself follow, and why I do so. Miss Julia never loses her essential sense o Leggi tutto
It is always a breath of fresh air to read a Miss Julia novel. Ross keeps us rolling time and time again. The more you get to know Miss Julia the more you love her and her sass. This novel is no exception. The entire book takes place over the course of a week but don't think there isn't much going o Leggi tutto
From the cover description I thought it would be a fun read. Miss Julia is a pompous ass, annoying and snobby. The fact that she is supposed to be representative of "southern" manners makes me never want to be in the south. I'm glad I got it at the thrift store as I would have been angry to pay for
If I could give this book a negative rating, I would. If you ever want to read about nosy, arrogant, judgmental, small minded bigots who think their religion, views, and concerns are above everyone else-then you may enjoy this book. I can't even believe that anyone would think this book enjoyable. T Leggi tutto
Miss Julia is feeling a little wistful when Hazel Marie, once her late husband's paramour and now her best friend, prepares to move out and live in sin with that marriage-shy Mr. Pickens. Suddenly, to Miss Julia's delight, a wedding is in the offing: Handsome Deputy Coleman Bates and attorney Binkie Leggi tutto
Miss Julia is hilarious!!! Especially if you are Presbyterian. The comments Ann Ross make about us are all true and in the contents of her book she quotes the funniest quirks of the best of them. If you thought you couldn't possibly have one more thing go wrong, just wait and see what come next righ Leggi tutto
I enjoyed the first Miss Julia book, but she's beginning to wear me out a little. Still funny in spots and plenty of Southern bits that I can totally identify with, but I think I need to have more time between readings of this series. Cindy Shade Tree Writings
I just finished reading this and miss "Miss Julia" already. These books can only make me smile or laugh out loud. This plot is well woven with unexpected turns and always the reliable Miss Julia with her moral front and heart of gold.
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