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Publisher's Summary

In a suburban Atlanta neighborhood where divorce is as rampant as kudzu, Mary Bliss McGowan doesn't notice that her own marriage is in trouble until the summer night she finds a note from her husband, telling her he's gone. Stunned and humiliated, a desperate Mary Bliss, left behind with 17-year-old daughter Erin and a mountain of debt, decides to salvage what's left of her life by telling one little bitty lie. At first she simply tells friends and family that Parker is out of town on a consulting job. Then, the lies start to snowball, until Parker turns up dead. Or does he?

Mary Bliss's formerly staid existence careens into overdrive as she copes with an oversexed teenager, an elderly mother-in-law with strange delusions, and the sudden but delicious shock of finding herself pursued by two men; the next-door neighbor who's looking for a suitable second wife, and a dangerously attractive ex-cop who's looking for the truth about Parker McGowan.

Little Bitty Lies is a comic Southern novel about all the important things in life: marriage and divorce, mothers and daughters, friendship and betrayal, small-town secrets, and one woman's lifelong quest for home. And the perfect recipe for chicken salad.

©2003 Mary Kay Andrews (P)2004 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"This supremely entertaining story sets Andrews up to be a southern Susan Isaacs....A breezy story fairly brimming with good spirits and feisty humor." (Booklist)

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Stop abridging Mary K Andrews books

I have read this book in the past and there was so much detail and storyline left out. You don't really get to see how she interacts with the "detective" and then ends up with him.

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Hmmm

This is a good book, if you can get past the narrator. There are lines that should be funny, if only they were read in the rye voice they in which they were written. If you want to enjoy this book, listen closely and try to hear past the voice of the narrator.

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Entertaining

This was entertaining but not a real mind blower. I may try another of her books but maybe not.

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Completely Ridiculous .5 star!

The things that happen in this book would just never happen in reality. Ever. The characters are flat and boring. Southern girls are much more charming and resourceful than these characters (think Ya Ya Sisterhood, or Between, Georgia, even look at Paula Deens story!). The plot was very weak. It never really climaxed and never really came back together at the end. And beleive me, the end doesn't come soon enough. Buy Sweet Ruin or Between, Georgia instead... Happy Reading!

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Terrible, read something else

Pick a different title from Mary Kay Andrews. This book had terrible character development and wasn’t believable even for a beach read.

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keep waiting

I kept waiting, I thought the story would get better... It didn't. I enjoy her books, This one however fell short.

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Abriged, and I didn't realize it when I got it

I didn't listen to this soon enough after I bought it, so I can't return it. It is abridged. It sounds stilted and rushed, and not what I'd hoped. I really wish I'd known this was not the unabridged version.

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2nd time reading this!

I found this book to be entertained with all its southern charm. I am definetly going to buy a real copy.

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Not believable

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Started off as a reasonable story line but as it continued it became more and more unbelievable....the periodic music was an odd touch.

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Quick and Good

While this is not a story full of thought provoking ideas or interesting fact, it is very entertaining. Funny and a quick listen.