[bksvol-discuss] Re: Wish List

  • From: "siss52" <siss52@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 10 Dec 2006 18:21:49 -0600

Oh, thank you thank you!  If no one else beat me to it, I'm on my way to 
grab it!!!

Sue S.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: jbaugh
To: Bksvol-Discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Sunday, December 10, 2006 4:52 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Wish List

Just submitted The Foxes of Harrew by Frank Yerby
From the inside flaps
Stephen Fox was a professional gambler and reckless adventurer; he arrived 
in New Orleans in 1825 with a ten-dollar gold piece, a pearl stick-pin and a 
dream. He was tall, red-haired, with a face that brought visions of both 
pride and inso­lence, a man determined to make his fortune the fastest way 

Within a week of his arrival, his eyes were opened to stakes larger than the 
gaming tables ever offered. The rich sugar plantations along the river, the 
grand elegance of their French owners, their richly-gowned ladies—all 
spurred him with envy and ambition. And before long, Stephen Fox saw his 
chance and took it, taking power from an indolent, slave-rid­den, castebound 
people. He gambled and won, building Harrow, Louisiana's richest plantation.

With brashness and daring he carved himself an empire, but he foolishly 
allowed it to become dominated by three handsome women who engulfed and! 
threatened to destroy Him..... Odalie, his aristocratic but remote wife; 
Aurore, his sister-in-law, hopelessly waiting to succeed her sister in his 
affections; Desiree, the voluptuous quadroon, suffering despair and social 
ostracism to be near him.

A superb reconstruction of this passion­ate era, THE FOXES OF HARROW brings 
vividly to life the troubled, yet luxurious times of the pre-Civil War 
South, dramatically revealed in this stirring chronicle of an arrogant 

Jim B


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