Publication: Algonquin, 1987, Chapel Hill
First edition. Fine in fine dust jacket. Set in rural North Carolina, seventy-eight year old Mattie Rigsbee is starting to show a few signs of slowing down. Mattie is still a feisty, strong-minded lady. She is a devoutly Christian widow who makes a mean pound cake and misses having someone to cook for and to love. She would really like to have some grandchildren, but her children aren't complying, so she opens up her heart and her home to Wesley Benfield, a hapless juvenile delinquent who needs Mattie as much as she needs him. A sweet, funny, down-home tale.
Inventory Number: 35379