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The Resource Crawfish dreams, Nancy Rawles

Crawfish dreams, Nancy Rawles

Label
Crawfish dreams
Title
Crawfish dreams
Statement of responsibility
Nancy Rawles
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The luminous, uplifting story of a woman who cooks up a plan to bring her family back together and discovers that love, sharing, and a dash of daring are the secret ingredients that can turn dreams into reality. Camille Broussard can remember a time when she had more pep in her stride and her single-story house was one of the nicest homes in the cozy, well-kept neighborhood of Watts. Her kitchen overflowed with the fragrant aromas of Creole cooking, and the taste of her divine crawfish, rich gumbos, and delicious pralines had family and friends begging for seconds and thirds. The devastation of the Watts riots and the ravages of Reaganomics, however, changed everything. Her neighbors have fled, the church pews are nearly empty at Sunday mass, and her own children have turned their backs on Watts and on the pride and values Camille instilled in them. Her grandson Nicholas has just finished serving time for a crime he knew better than to commit; her politically active lesbian daughter, Grace, is struggling with an identity crisis; and Yvette, her naïve, sexually cloistered daughter, has a husband whose secrets threaten to destroy the bond between mother and daughter. But despite how far they have strayed, Camille is not ready to give up on the family who has nourished her as she has nourished them. So she decides to combine her love of family and her love of cooking into one great enterprise. She opens Camille's Creole Kitchen and recruits her family to help her get the restaurant on its feet. As the business gradually grows, Camille not only restores her family's spirit and sense of purpose, she also recovers her own lost dreams
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rawles, Nancy
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3568.A844
LC item number
C73 2003
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Racially mixed people
  • Middle-aged women
  • Catholic women
  • Single mothers
  • Women cooks
  • Catholics
  • Cooking
  • Creoles
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
Label
Crawfish dreams, Nancy Rawles
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
50091861
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
359 pages
Isbn
9780385504188
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002073739
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Crawfish dreams, Nancy Rawles
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
50091861
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
359 pages
Isbn
9780385504188
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002073739
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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