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About the Book

Friendship Cake

Good humor, tender moments, and life lessons abound in this heartwarming portrait of small-town Southern life that is anything but simple and quiet. Five churchgoing women from Hope Springs, North Carolina, animate this humorous, poignant tale of coming to terms with one's weaknesses, honoring the fragility of life, loving passionately, laughing through tears, and thinking with the heart.

The cast of colorful characters includes:
Charlotte Stewart -- a freshman pastor, who experiences a crisis of faith.
Margaret Peele -- a no-nonsense widower who is the town confidante.
Louise Fisher -- known for her sharp-tongue, she has loved another woman for over forty years and finally gets to show it by caring for her in the last stages of Alzheimer's.
Roxie -- the woman loved by Louise, and suffering from Alzheimer's.
Jessie Jenkins -- the only African American in an all-white church.
Beatrice Newgarden -- the town busybody, who turns out to be the most solid friend to them all.

Friendship Cake
by Lynne Hinton

  • Publication Date: October 3, 2012
  • Paperback: 222 pages
  • Publisher: Harper San Francisco
  • ISBN-10: 0062517317
  • ISBN-13: 9780062517319