The Lion Is In

Three women -- a runaway bride, a recovering alcoholic, and a minister's wife desperate to escape her marriage -- go on the lam together until their car breaks down on a rural highway in North Carolina. Which is where they meet Marcel, a retired circus lion. And that's when the adventure really begins in Delia Ephron's madcap novel.

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