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Dollbaby - A Novel

Laura Lane McNeal

A big-hearted coming-of-age debut set in civil rights-era New Orleans-a novel of Southern eccentricity and secrets When Ibby Bell's father dies unexpectedly in the summer of 1964, her mother unceremoniously deposits Ibby with her eccentric grandmother Fannie and throws in her father's urn for good measure. Fannie's New Orleans house is like no place Ibby has ever been-and Fannie, who has a tendency to end up in the local asylum-is like no one she has ever met. Fortunately, Fannie's black cook, Queenie, and her smart-mouthed daughter, Dollbaby, take it upon themselves to initiate Ibby into the ways of the South, both its grand traditions and its darkest secrets. For Fannie's own family history is fraught with tragedy, hidden behind the closed rooms in her ornate Uptown mansion. It will take Ibby's arrival to begin to unlock the mysteries there. And it will take Queenie and Dollbaby's hard-won wisdom to show Ibby that family can sometimes be found in the least expected places. For fans of Saving CeeCee Honeycutt and The Help, Dollbaby brings to life the charm and unrest of 1960s New Orleans through the eyes of a young girl learning to understand race for the first time. By turns uplifting and funny, poignant and full of verve, Dollbaby is a novel readers will take to their hearts.

A big-hearted coming-of-age debut set in civil rights-era New Orleans-a novel of Southern eccentricity and secrets When Ibby Bell's father dies unexpectedly in the summer of 1964, her mother unceremoniously deposits Ibby with her eccentric grandmother Fannie and throws in her father's urn for good measure. Fannie's New Orleans house is like no place Ibby has ever been-and Fannie, who has a tendency to end up in the local asylum-is like no one she has ever met. Fortunately, Fannie's black cook, Queenie, and her smart-mouthed daughter, Dollbaby, take it upon themselves to initiate Ibby into the ways of the South, both its grand traditions and its darkest secrets. For Fannie's own family history is fraught with tragedy, hidden behind the closed rooms in her ornate Uptown mansion. It will take Ibby's arrival to begin to unlock the mysteries there. And it will take Queenie and Dollbaby's hard-won wisdom to show Ibby that family can sometimes be found in the least expected places. For fans of Saving CeeCee Honeycutt and The Help, Dollbaby brings to life the charm and unrest of 1960s New Orleans through the eyes of a young girl learning to understand race for the first time. By turns uplifting and funny, poignant and full of verve, Dollbaby is a novel readers will take to their hearts.
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A big-hearted coming-of-age debut set in civil rights-era New Orleans-a novel of Southern eccentricity and secrets When Ibby Bell's father dies unexpectedly in the summer of 1964, her mother unceremoniously deposits Ibby with her eccentric grandmother Fannie and throws in her father's urn for good measure. Fannie's New Orleans house is like no place Ibby has ever been-and Fannie, who has a tendency to end up in the local asylum-is like no one she has ever met. Fortunately, Fannie's black cook, Queenie, and her smart-mouthed daughter, Dollbaby, take it upon themselves to initiate Ibby into the ways of the South, both its grand traditions and its darkest secrets. For Fannie's own family history is fraught with tragedy, hidden behind the closed rooms in her ornate Uptown mansion. It will take Ibby's arrival to begin to unlock the mysteries there. And it will take Queenie and Dollbaby's hard-won wisdom to show Ibby that family can sometimes be found in the least expected places. For fans of Saving CeeCee Honeycutt and The Help, Dollbaby brings to life the charm and unrest of 1960s New Orleans through the eyes of a young girl learning to understand race for the first time. By turns uplifting and funny, poignant and full of verve, Dollbaby is a novel readers will take to their hearts.

Language:

English

Narrators:

January LaVoy

Length:

11h 13m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:29


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

08:20


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

05:22


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

14:52


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

10:14


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

08:26


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

28:43


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

13:59


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

14:02


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

16:43


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

13:38


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

19:14


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

07:26


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

06:01


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

15:10


Part 1, Chapter 15
Part 1, Chapter 15

20:00


Part 1, Chapter 16
Part 1, Chapter 16

21:23


Part 1, Chapter 17
Part 1, Chapter 17

22:55


Part 1, Chapter 18
Part 1, Chapter 18

20:48


Part 1, Chapter 19
Part 1, Chapter 19

07:13


Part 1, Chapter 20
Part 1, Chapter 20

23:55


Part 1, Chapter 21
Part 1, Chapter 21

08:23


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

19:18


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

09:15


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

18:59


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

09:44


Part 2, Chapter 26
Part 2, Chapter 26

18:05


Part 2, Chapter 27
Part 2, Chapter 27

27:07


Part 2, Chapter 28
Part 2, Chapter 28

23:58


Part 2, Chapter 29
Part 2, Chapter 29

10:04


Part 2, Chapter 30
Part 2, Chapter 30

29:18


Part 2, Chapter 31
Part 2, Chapter 31

10:41


Part 2, Chapter 32
Part 2, Chapter 32

06:55


Part 2, Chapter 33
Part 2, Chapter 33

07:44


Part 2, Chapter 34
Part 2, Chapter 34

09:51


Part 2, Chapter 35
Part 2, Chapter 35

30:47


Part 2, Chapter 36
Part 2, Chapter 36

12:26


Part 2, Chapter 37
Part 2, Chapter 37

32:14


Part 2, Chapter 38
Part 2, Chapter 38

18:05


Part 3, Chapter 39
Part 3, Chapter 39

30:39


Part 3, Chapter 40
Part 3, Chapter 40

07:19


Part 3, Chapter 41
Part 3, Chapter 41

17:53


Part 3, Chapter 42
Part 3, Chapter 42

08:41


Part 3, Chapter 43
Part 3, Chapter 43

03:10


Part 3, Chapter 44
Part 3, Chapter 44

03:38