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Author Myers, Adele (Writer), author.

Title The tobacco wives : a novel / Adele Myers.

Publication Info. New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2022]


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 GDL Central Library Fiction  New Shelf  MYERS,ADE    Claims Retd
 GDL Montrose Library Fiction    MYERS,ADE    Available
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Edition First edition.
Description 344 pages ; 24 cm
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Summary Maddie Sykes is a burgeoning seamstress who's just arrived in Bright Leaf, North Carolina--the tobacco capital of the South--where her aunt has a thriving sewing business. After years of war rations and shortages, Bright Leaf is a prosperous wonderland in full technicolor bloom, and Maddie is dazzled by the bustle of the crisply uniformed female factory workers, the palatial homes, and, most of all, her aunt's glossiest clientele: the wives of the powerful tobacco executives. But she soon learns that Bright Leaf isn't quite the carefree paradise that it seems. A trail of misfortune follows many of the women, including substantial health problems, and although Maddie is quick to believe that this is a coincidence, she inadvertently uncovers evidence that suggests otherwise. Maddie wants to report what she knows, but in a town where everyone depends on Big Tobacco to survive, she doesn't know who she can trust--and fears that exposing the truth may destroy the lives of the proud, strong women with whom she has forged strong bonds.
Subject Women dressmakers -- Fiction.
Tobacco use -- Health aspects -- Fiction.
Tobacco industry -- Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Fiction.
Corruption -- Fiction.
North Carolina -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
United States -- History -- 1945-1953 -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Historical fiction.
ISBN 9780063082939 (hardcover)
0063082934 (hardcover)

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