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The Wisdom of Hair

By Kim Boykin, 1957-

"The problem with cutting your own hair is that once you start, you just keep cutting, trying to fix it, and the truth is, some things can never be fixed. The day of my daddy's funeral, I cut my bangs until they were the length of those little paintbrushes that come with dime-store watercolor sets. I was nine years old. People asked me why I did it, but I was too young then to know I was changing my hair because I wanted to change my life."
 
In 1983, on her nineteenth birthday, Zora Adams finally says goodbye to her alcoholic mother and their tiny town in the mountains of South Carolina. Living with a woman who dresses like Judy Garland and brings home a different man each night is not a pretty existence, and Zora is ready for life to be beautiful.

With the help of a beloved teacher, she moves to a coastal town and enrolls in the Davenport School of Beauty. Under the tutelage of Mrs. Cathcart, she learns the art of fixing hair, and becomes fast friends with the lively Sara Jane Farquhar, a natural hair stylist. She also falls hard for handsome young widower Winston Sawyer, who is drowning his grief in bourbon. She couldn't save Mama, but maybe she can save him.

As Zora practices finger waves, updos, and spit curls, she also comes to learn that few things are permanent in this life--except real love, lasting friendship, and, ultimately... forgiveness.

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2013

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0425261050


Format: Book
Author: Boykin, Kim, 1957-
Summary: Zora Adams leaves home and enrolls at a beauty school on the coast where she becomes fast friends with another stylist and falls in love with a young widower with a drinking problem.
Title: The wisdom of hair / Kim Boykin.
Publisher Date: New York : Berkley Books, 2013.
Subject: Beauty shops -- Fiction. Female friendship -- Fiction Hair -- Fiction. South Carolina -- Fiction
Isbn: 0425261050 9780425261057
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: F Boykin
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Bib Id: 445937

Format: Book
Author: Boykin, Kim, 1957-
Summary: Zora Adams leaves home and enrolls at a beauty school on the coast where she becomes fast friends with another stylist and falls in love with a young widower with a drinking problem.
Title: The wisdom of hair / Kim Boykin.
Edition: Berkley trade paperback ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Berkley Books, 2013.
Description: 296 p. ; 21 cm.
Subjects: Beauty shops -- Fiction.
Subjects: Female friendship -- Fiction
Subjects: Hair -- Fiction.
Subjects: South Carolina -- Fiction
LCCN: 2012035919
ISBN: 0425261050
ISBN: 9780425261057
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: F Boykin