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Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Genre: General Fiction
Author: Roda Huffey
Meet the Author
The daughter of two Pentecostal preachers, Rhoda Huffey lives in Venice Beach, California. She is a magazine writer and a tap dancer who teaches and performs extensively. She also holds an M.F.A. from the University of California at Irvine, and has been published in Ploughshares. The Hallelujah Side is her first novel.
The Bookish Dame Reviews:
I didn't get this book, frankly. It's the novel of a young girl coming of age amidst the family of a Pentacostal preacher, so I gather it's loosely biographical. Likely more than loosely biographical. But, I didn't find it very funny. It was more silly and repetitious than anything. I think it's one of those "you had to be there to get it" joke books. Probably more funny to children who've grown up in Pentacostal families and left them, perhaps? Or, it may be funny in a sort of cultural way. I'm not sure. I found it trite.
I can not in any way recommend this book to my readers. Sorry!
1 star Deborah/TheBookishDame