(From the publisher):
Pinehill, in the years of the Depression. Into this small Southern town come the Bairds—Harry and Cynthia and their daughter—fugitives from the burdens of their life in Connecticut. He has fled his job (marginal at best); she, a flirtation gone too far. To the people of Pinehill, the Bairds look like glamour, like rich Yankees, like movie stars. For the Bairds, Pinehill holds the hope that they will regain their innocence, and once again be rich and in love. As the Bairds come to know the people of their &lquo;exotic&rquo; idyllic retreat, and as they are changed in unexpected ways, Alice Adams brilliantly opens up for us a variety of little societies, each with its own intricate rules and beguiling etiquette—a world inhabited by individual characters caught up in private scandals, long–held secrets, dangerous love affairs, dreams, desires, fears, and betrayals.
Original title: A Southern Exposure
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Rural & Small Town Life