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Book Title: The Thing About Leftovers|
The author of the book: C.C. Payne
Format files: PDF
ISBN 13: 9780399172045
The size of the: 516 KB
Edition: Nancy Paulsen Books
Date of issue: July 19th 2016
Read full description of the books The Thing About Leftovers:C. C. Payne intertwines heartache with humor and hope in a novel about navigating divorce and blended families, following your passion, and celebrating who you are.
Fizzy is a good Southern girl who just wants to be perfect. And win the Southern Living cook-off. The being perfect part is hard though, since her parents’ divorced and everything in her life has changed. Wary of her too-perfect stepmom and her mom’s neat-freak, dismissive boyfriend, she’s often angry or upset and feels like a guest in both homes. She tells herself to face facts: She’s a “leftover” kid from a marriage that her parents want to forget. But she has to keep all of that to herself, because a good Southern girl never yells, or throws fits, or says anything that might hurt other people’s feelings—instead she throws her shoulders back, says yes ma’am, and tries to do better. So Fizzy tries her best, but it’s hard to stay quiet when her family keeps getting more complicated. Fortunately, the Southern Living cook-off gives her a welcome distraction, as do her new friends Miyoko and Zach, who have parent issues of their own.
With the poignancy and humor of Joan Bauer and Lynda Mullaly Hunt, this poignant story reminds readers that they have a right to a voice, that it is okay to say how you feel, and that some leftovers are absolutely delicious!
Read information about the authorC. C. Payne was born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky, by a family chock-full of superb storytellers: readers, writers, teachers, librarians and lawyers – yes, Payne insists that any lawyer worth his salt knows how to tell a good, persuasive story! Growing up,she says, all kinds of stories were used, to quiet, to entertain, and to teach life lessons, but all stories worked to instill a love of the story – any story.
"Naturally, at the age of seven," Payne says, "I became a voracious reader. After that,the house could’ve fallen down around my ears, and I would’ve just thought, 'Does this mean I have to put my book down?'"
Payne's first novel, Something to Sing About, received a boxed, starred review from Booklist, was named one of the Top Ten Best by Booklist, was nominated for a Children’s Crown Award, and a Kentucky Bluegrass Award.
Her second novel, Lula Bell on Geekdom, Freakdom & the Challenges of Bad Hair, was released by Amazon Children's Publishing on October 2, 2012. Payne says she would describe Lula Bell… as a story about life and death, family and friendship, faith and forgiveness, fitting in and standing out, and above all, letting your light shine – letting it light up the dark!
Meanwhile, as she continues to write, Payne says that she's beginning to notice that all her books are like her: hopeful, humorous, and distinctly southern. To learn more, visit www.ccpayne.net .
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