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Cruisin' on Desperation
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Thorndike Pr
Publication date December 12, 2007
Pages 511
Binding Hardcover
Edition Large print
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781410402691
ISBN-10 141040269X
Dimensions 1 by 5.75 by 8.75 in.
Weight 1.35 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $29.95
Other format details large print
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Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: In this sidesplitting send-up of church life, a hilarious cast of God-fearing, husband-hungry parishioners embark on a mission that's sure to give new meaning to the term man hunter...

The members of the Oh-Lawd-Why-Am-I-Still-Single church group have gathered to complain about the slim pickings in their little town of Pelzer, South Carolina. They're determined to revamp their man-chasing tactics. And newcomer Birdie Tweet, the only Caucasian member of the group, may offer just the opportunity they're looking for...

At forty-two and nearly six feet tall, Birdie's love life has been as unpromising as the other women's until a recent phone call from a man she met two years before. Honey-colored and debonair, Lyon Lipps is an irresistible Afro-Latino hunk. Unbeknownst to Birdie, he's also a con artist who has seduced women of all ages, races, shapes, and sizes. Now he's found Jesus and wants to reconnect with good Sister Tweet.

But when Birdie passes around Lyon's photo, which is actually his mug shot, several in the group recognize him. Even their sorriest wallflower, Sister Petunia, has been blessed--and cursed--with his attentions. With each tale, Birdie's hopes for romance die, and her anger is resurrected...

The ladies devise a way to get payback from Lyon Lipps while improving their chances of meeting men at the same time. They're going cruising aboard the aptly named ship, Desperation of the Seas. And they're planning to trick Lyon into sailing along with them by making him the lucky "winner" of a free ticket.

Soon, they're sailing the high seas, riding a wave of bickering, betrayal, and unholy behavior, with plenty of laughs--and a few genuine revelations--along the way...

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Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (December 12, 2007)
9781410402691 | details & prices | 511 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.35 lbs | List price $29.95
About: In this sidesplitting send-up of church life, a hilarious cast of God-fearing, husband-hungry parishioners embark on a mission that's sure to give new meaning to the term man hunter.
from Dafina (April 1, 2007)
9780758218865 | details & prices | 277 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $22.00
About: When the girls of the Oh-Lawd-Why-Am-I-Still-Single church group are duped by Lyon Lipps, a seductive con-artist, they, hungry for revenge, enlist the help of a gorgeous and vicious young woman named Ima Hellraiser, who leads them all down a hilariously wicked path.
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Reprint edition from Dafina (August 3, 2010)
9780758218889 | details & prices | 406 pages | 4.25 × 7.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $6.99
Reprint edition from Dafina (February 26, 2008)
9780758218872 | details & prices | 293 pages | 5.75 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $15.00

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