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Karen Russell Message Board 1/1/2012
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Author Russell's Book Reviews

Ava Bigtree's mother was a top flight alligator wrestler in the Ten Thousand Islands off the coast of Florida. Her death from cancer puts the family into serious financial and emotional straights. Ava's grandfather is packed off to assisted care, and her father is grieving and absent. Her older brother Kiwi abandons the failing family business to work at a mainland amusement park and earn enough to keep them afloat. Her sister Osceola, obsessed with the ...