In Depression-era Florida, young Thea oversteps the boundaries of propriety and is sent away to an all-girls camp in North Carolina to be made into a “lady,” in this wry novel of rarefied suspense.
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December 13: "When God sees us in this condition, he will rescue us from the infidel and the enemy."
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