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In the 1920s, the Cook family made a decent living making and supplying booze to the alcohol-deprived Americans during the Prohibition. Goldie, the eldest daughter, helps her father at the whiskey stills while caring for her younger sisters and her sick mother. When her mother passes away and her father is killed shortly thereafter, Goldie takes on even more responsibility as the main parental figure for her siblings. She experienced tragedy at a young age, but she did not let it break her morale. With her sisters' best interest in mind, she enrolls Ruby, Annie, and Emily in a boarding school in Tulsa, though it isn't easy saying good-bye to her siblings. She returns home to manage the family business. Her trials along the way include standing up to a snooty, self-righteous aunt, befriending a black family despite the racial taboos of the time, and finding love in the wrong place. Goldie is deemed sassy, uncultured, and sometimes crass, but she proves she has a lot of compassion and wit.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   humorous Time/era of story    -   1900-1920's Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Kids:    -   struggling to earn a living to survive Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Age group of kid(s) in story:    -   high school

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   trader Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Deep South

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   impregnation/reproduction Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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