The Orange Blossom SpecialLarge Print - 2005
Maybe Tessie couldn' t help but hope that by following in the tracks of the Orange Blossom Special-- the first passenger train to connect New York to Miami-- she and her daughter Dinah would find a kinder climate and a new beginning. The year was 1958 and the young widow could tell just by looking in her daughter' s vacant eyes that a change was called for, indeed necessary. Besides, returning to the spot where she and Jerry had spent their honeymoon might keep him close to her, even if just in spirit. The Orange Blossom Special is a story about the relationships people develop in the face of loss. And with the social upheaval that shook the 1960s, the friendships formed end up surprising all of those involved. With a light and compassionate touch, Betsy Carter depicts a mother and daughter who create a family out of the people living at the crossroads-- the Orange Blossom Special' s designated rest stop, Gainesville, Florida.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2005.
Branch Call Number: LGPRINT FICTION Carter Betsy 2005
Characteristics: 456p. ;,23 cm.