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The Funeral Dress (Paperback) by Susan Gregg Gilmore

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A deeply touching Southern story filled with struggle and hope.

Emmalee Bullard and her new baby are on their own. Or so she thinks, until Leona Lane, the older seamstress who sat by her side at the local shirt factory where both women worked as collar makers, insists Emmalee come and live with her. Just as Emmalee prepares to escape her hardscrabble life in Red Chert holler, Leona dies tragically. Grief-stricken, Emmalee decides she?ll make Leona?s burying dress, but there are plenty of people who don't think the unmarried Emmalee should design a dress for a Christian woman - or care for a child on her own. But with every stitch, Emmalee struggles to do what is right for her daughter and to honor Leona the best way she can, finding unlikely support among an indomitable group of seamstresses and the town?s funeral director. In a moving tale exploring Southern spirit and camaraderie among working women, a young mother will compel a town to become a community.

Now with Extra Libris material, including a reader?s guide and bonus content
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes
Sub-Genre: General, Literary Genres + Types of Novels
Format: Paperback
Author: Susan Gregg Gilmore
Language: English
Street Date: July 28, 2016
TCIN: 14864522
UPC: 9780307886217
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-4392
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Wonderful Read!!!

5 out of 5 stars
Rosalie 5 years ago
A must read for all southern women! Susan Gregg Gilmore is an amazing southern woman with a flare for writing. Her characters come to life in all of her books....The Funeral Dress should be made into a movie! Buy this book...you won't be disappointed!
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