by Stella Cooper Mitchell



Book Details

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Publication Date : 8/25/2009

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 172
ISBN : 9781440164392

About the Book

Normal is the hilarious story of four country girls, each armed with a newly acquired college diploma and $100, who take on Atlanta, Georgia. Each of them wants to change the world in her own way, but they have to make a living, too.

The events in Normal take place in the early 1970’s. It was a time of unrest, of change, and of poisonous behavior. It was a time of flower children, drugs, protests, and sit ins – almost too much for these “raised-right” girls.

Normal is a story of a killing, a ghost, missing identity, stretching a dollar, a cheating husband who gets a taste of his own medicine, a fainting goat, a psychotic dog, an escaped criminal, and a disagreeable child who kicks Donnie Earl one time too many.

The Normal girls rescue Glory when she runs away to San Francisco to become a hippie, and Sadie finds out that a blow-up bra has just a few drawbacks. And Normal is the story of a bitter-sweet love affair. It is also the story of dysfunctional characters who try to pass themselves off as being “normal”.

About the Author

Miss Stella, as Stella Cooper Mitchell is known around the Atlanta area, is a retired teacher. She wrote and published her first book, Walking Ivy’s Path, at age 64. The Original Big Hair Girls followed the next year. Normal is her third book. Miss Stella is much loved for her sense of humor, down-to-earth fun loving positive attitude, and her southern charm. She loves to meet people and to make them laugh. Her favorite thing to do is to meet groups of people and talk about her stories and characters. Miss Stella has been married to Mr. Jim for 43 years. They have one daughter, Christy, son-in-law Danny, granddaughter Alex, and grandson Mitchell. She and Mr. Jim live in a small Georgia town that is a suburb of Atlanta.