• ‘Crocodile Bride' rich with myth and mystery

    8 days ago - By Boston Herald

    BOOK REVIEW
    “The Crocodile Bride”
    By Ashleigh Bell Pedersen
    Hub City Press, $26
    Grade:A-
    Ashleigh Bell Pedersen's debut novel, “The Crocodile Bride,” takes place over the summer that Sunshine Turner turns 12. She and Billy, her father, live in Fingertip, La., in the Atchafalaya Swamp. A New Deal community built during President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's administration, many of its houses stand empty now in 1982.
    Aunt Lou and her 13-year-old daughter, JL, live across from their relatives. In the evenings, the four talk on the porch or stroll to the general store and bar.
    Nothing happens...
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