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  • Paperback
  • 304 pages
  • Georgia Bottoms
  • Mark Childress
  • English
  • 06 March 2018
  • 0316033030

10 thoughts on “Georgia Bottoms

  1. David Putnam David Putnam says:

    Loved this book and have recommended it to friends who also loved it Part of the reason is that the structure is classic and easy to understand for novice authors.The story opens in a church, the preacher is about to divulge a secret spoiler so I won t reveal it here to the congregation The secret involves Georgia Bottoms She can t allow it so she faints The book takes off from there The prose is light and humorous, with a wonderful story line.I listened to Mark Childress talk at the Squa Loved this book and have recommended it to friends who also loved it Part of the reason is that the structure is classic and easy to understand for novice authors.The story opens in a church, the preacher is about to divulge a secret spoiler so I won t reveal it here to the congregation The secret involves Georgia Bottoms She can t allow it so she faints The book takes off from there The prose is light and humorous, with a wonderful story line.I listened to Mark Childress talk at the Squaw Valley Writers Conference, went right over to the in house bookstore all the while still listening to him speaking and bought Georgia Bottoms I started reading it that night and finished it in two sittings This is also one of those books when I see it in thrift shops or Friends of the Library bookstores I pick them up and hand them to friends.I recommend this book.David Putnam the author of The Bruno Johnson Series


  2. Jan Jan says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I don t know that there are enough words in the English language to describe how much I hate this book It wasn t until I got to the very last page that I realized just how funny this author seems to find himself, when an implausible series of events sends the heroine driving into New Orleans to start a new life with her senile mother, half black son, and fugitive brother with no idea that Hurricane Katrina is about to decimate the city Ohhhhh, that s just sooooo hilarious Except that it s not I don t know that there are enough words in the English language to describe how much I hate this book It wasn t until I got to the very last page that I realized just how funny this author seems to find himself, when an implausible series of events sends the heroine driving into New Orleans to start a new life with her senile mother, half black son, and fugitive brother with no idea that Hurricane Katrina is about to decimate the city Ohhhhh, that s just sooooo hilarious Except that it s not, not even a little bit.The whole book is like this implausible, not even a little bit funny, and annoying Of course, I was supposed to root for Georgia because she s the heroine, but instead I found her to be whiny, pathetic, vapid, and in possession of a truly huge martyr complex I was kind of rooting for her to actually get taken down a peg or two Alas, she never seemed to realize just how un awesome she was.No, I didn t give you a spoiler warning on this review You know why BECAUSE YOU SHOULDN T READ THIS BOOK Just don t do it If you read some other reviews and they make you think Maybe it s not as bad as Jan made it out to be, don t be fooled Resist This book is a waste of your time


  3. Lawyer Lawyer says:

    I ve read each of Mark Childress s novels since his first, A World Made of Fire, published in 1984 Born in Monroeville, Alabama, and a graduate of the University of Alabama, Childress is a master at portraying Southern folks Some accuse Childress of creating stereotypical characters But the fact is that the original persona existed before being labelled a stereotype.Childress skewers lascivious preachers,less than upright pillars of the community,and intolerant attitudes in Georgia Bottoms I ve read each of Mark Childress s novels since his first, A World Made of Fire, published in 1984 Born in Monroeville, Alabama, and a graduate of the University of Alabama, Childress is a master at portraying Southern folks Some accuse Childress of creating stereotypical characters But the fact is that the original persona existed before being labelled a stereotype.Childress skewers lascivious preachers,less than upright pillars of the community,and intolerant attitudes in Georgia Bottoms It s great fun.Georgia is from an old family in a small Alabama town Originally named Butts, Georgia s mama had the good sense to change the family name to Bottoms But now, the Bottoms have no assets other than their large rambling home Mama is showing signs of dementia Brother is on parole It s up to Georgia to sustain the family.Georgia is the belle of the town and a very practical woman She doesn t believe in marriage She likes to keep her options open.She entertains six gentlemen, one each night of the week except on Monday Each gentleman caller bestows gifts on Georgia None know any of the others exist.What Georgia needs to keep home and family together not covered by her callers gifts she makes up by selling quilts sewed by a group of black women in another part of the state If you ve not seen the work of the Gee s Bend Quilters, you should Georgia buys quilts cheap and sells high in the town gift shop The quilters haven t made it big yet, so Georgia lets her neighbors believe she s the quilt maker No one calls Georgia at night because that s quilt making time And it s a convenient cover for her six gentlemen callers.The guilt ridden preacher at the First Baptist Church, Mr Saturday, is about to spill the beans to his congregation on Sunday morning Brother is on a crusade to have Judge Roy Moore s Ten Commandments removed from the State Judicial Building A documentary about a unique group of quilters is about to air on Public TV And a little blue pill will cause that condition that should lead to medical treatment if it lasts forthan four hours.Georgia may needthan one day off a week to keep on juggling her very busy life and deal with a secret from her past she s kept hidden for twenty years Childress entertains as always Georgia Bottoms is a rollicking romp.EDIT This review is shared for the benefit of goodreads group On the Southern Literary Trail, and to draw readers to a talented contemporary Southern author.Mike SullivanFounder and Moderator On the Southern Literary Trail


  4. Lois Lois says:

    Do NOT read this book Don t be fooled by cover blurbs that say funny or any synonyms thereto Granted it was amusing at the very beginning But it became apparent by the third disk that no plot was going to happen Scenes were strung together over the coarse of YEARS with Georgia facing some glitches but no REAL trouble.Various bits it would be an overstatement to call them threads are knotted together in the climax in the book, wherein Georgia tells everyone how many guys she s been sleepi Do NOT read this book Don t be fooled by cover blurbs that say funny or any synonyms thereto Granted it was amusing at the very beginning But it became apparent by the third disk that no plot was going to happen Scenes were strung together over the coarse of YEARS with Georgia facing some glitches but no REAL trouble.Various bits it would be an overstatement to call them threads are knotted together in the climax in the book, wherein Georgia tells everyone how many guys she s been sleeping with one slated for six days of the week , that she has a son from a black man Then Georgia drives her senile mother, her 20 year old son, her ne re do well brother who is called Brother by one and all throughout the book and clearly has a mental illness, probably personality disorder all drive off to New Orleans We also learn in that last chapter that her best friend is a lesbian who loves Georgia but Georgia has never been interested Boy, that s a whopper to mention right before the friend drives off Georgia learns nothing No one in the book learns anything or is changed except, I guess her friend, who gives up on Georgia ever falling in love with her And one burning question Did the first preacher s wife really concoct with her married brother a plan for him to sleep with Georgia as a way to blackmail and humiliate Georgia who was sleeping with the first preacher s wife at the beginning of the book Egad, what a waste of ink, paper, recording time resources and my time I kept listening only because it was in my car and it was like a train wreck it s horrible, but I couldn t help wondering how the writer was going to try to end the thing


  5. Lucinda Mcintyre Lucinda Mcintyre says:

    What if Scarlett O Hara had lived 150 years later and had to care for her family during hard times in the New South How would she have financed the upkeep of her crumbling antebellum home and do nothing relatives Meet Georgia Bottoms who is clearly not a call girl since one cannot call her but a modern day courtesan perhaps but also a well respected, church going member of the community Mark Childress knows the Southern voice, the sense of humor that thinly covers tragedy, the layer What if Scarlett O Hara had lived 150 years later and had to care for her family during hard times in the New South How would she have financed the upkeep of her crumbling antebellum home and do nothing relatives Meet Georgia Bottoms who is clearly not a call girl since one cannot call her but a modern day courtesan perhaps but also a well respected, church going member of the community Mark Childress knows the Southern voice, the sense of humor that thinly covers tragedy, the layers upon layers of secrets that make up every small town and uses them to perfect ends Georgia s well ordered life depends on keeping lots of secrets and making sure that everything goes as planned When things start to unravel hilarity ensues Many laugh out loud episodes from Little Mama getting hauled into the local jail to a scene which revolves around what happens when the effects of a certain little blue pill do not wear off in 4 hours This is the book we have been waiting for since Crazy in Alabama


  6. Kirk Smith Kirk Smith says:

    I read this hoping for a little humor and was not disappointed It seemed the first half was establishing the details of Georgia s system , and from there things moved at a rapid pace Not quite as shallow as I might expect, there were several moving scenes where Georgia re establishes a relationship with her son, the one she gave up at birth I can picture Reese Witherspoon, or perhaps a very young Doris Day as the very charming Georgia I am not sure everyone would find her as endearing as I I read this hoping for a little humor and was not disappointed It seemed the first half was establishing the details of Georgia s system , and from there things moved at a rapid pace Not quite as shallow as I might expect, there were several moving scenes where Georgia re establishes a relationship with her son, the one she gave up at birth I can picture Reese Witherspoon, or perhaps a very young Doris Day as the very charming Georgia I am not sure everyone would find her as endearing as I did male perspective ,but her strong work ethic and devotion to family is admirable I would rate it a three overall, but because it gave me several great belly laughs I m bumping it to a four


  7. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    There are many reasons to dislike Georgia Bottoms she gets paid for her dalliances with married men, she is selfish and self centered, and she has a past that she ran from instead of confronting it But you can t help like her, because she is also loving, thoughtful, and strong.The review of this book led me to believe it would be a cute story about a cute Southern town When it turned out to bethan that, I wanted to drop kick the hardback across the room This is not the book I signed up There are many reasons to dislike Georgia Bottoms she gets paid for her dalliances with married men, she is selfish and self centered, and she has a past that she ran from instead of confronting it But you can t help like her, because she is also loving, thoughtful, and strong.The review of this book led me to believe it would be a cute story about a cute Southern town When it turned out to bethan that, I wanted to drop kick the hardback across the room This is not the book I signed up for were my words to my husband But as I tried to explain what happened to Georgia and the heart stopping place the author leaves her on the final page, I understood that this book wasthan I expected I thought it would be a light, fluffy read, but the author was incredibly adept at showing, not telling He never underestimated the intelligence of the reader and by refraining from spelling everything out completely, he made the experience of reading the bookchallenging and thus,rewarding


  8. Autumn Autumn says:

    Georgia Bottoms has problems The family fortune is a myth, her mother is slowly succumbing to an Alzheimer s like fog, her brother is a drunk and a petty thief, and her carefully constructed house of adultery cards is starting to tumble down To top it all off, her illegitimate half African American son has come back into her life Did I mention that her best friend and female mayor of the quaint little town of Six Points is in love with her What s a Southern belle to do I d heard how funny Georgia Bottoms has problems The family fortune is a myth, her mother is slowly succumbing to an Alzheimer s like fog, her brother is a drunk and a petty thief, and her carefully constructed house of adultery cards is starting to tumble down To top it all off, her illegitimate half African American son has come back into her life Did I mention that her best friend and female mayor of the quaint little town of Six Points is in love with her What s a Southern belle to do I d heard how funny Childress books were, so I picked this up at the library what a disappointment For me, there were very few laughs in Georgia Bottoms , and no heart at all Childress definitely has ability his dialogue is well done, and the story does eventually come to a sort of believable end The problem is that he takes a very round about way of getting there That s normally not an issue for me two of my favorites are John Irving and Stephen King, and Lord knows they go all Dickens at a drop of a hat , but the byways in Georgia Bottoms aren t all that interesting, not do they lead naturally to the ending To tell the truth, it looks like Childress was forcing wackiness in place of actual story I got frustrated by the meandering side stories because they seemed to be mainly in the service of time worn cliches about the South and Southerners, rather than actually enhancing the story Childress is no Flannery O Connor as he is dubiously compared to on a jacket blurb , no Jan Karon hell, he s no Fanny Flagg In Georgia Bottoms, he s created one of the least likable characters I ve ever read she s self absorbed, self centered, a hypocrite, and an unabashed racist though she d deny both of the last to the death Her world is unappealing I get that perhaps that s something that s supposed to make the reader feel wise the fact that we see these things about Georgia and she doesn t David Nicholls does the same thing with his main character, Brian, in the fine Starter for 10 The difference between Georgia and Brian, though, is that we can see ourselves within Brian even while seeing what a prat he can be there is no such point of connection with Georgia.I give this two stars it was ok because I can see that Childress really does have talent I ll definitely try another one of his novels, to see if he got it right in another story Georgia Bottoms is not unstomachablebut I wouldn t read it again


  9. Melodie Melodie says:

    Georgia Bottoms is an aging Southern belle The wrong side of thirty, keeping up appearances while taking care of her Mama and brother, Georgia has her hands full Mama is walking in the increasingly dense fog of senility and Brother is forever flirting with the law and mental illness Keeping up appearances in her little hometown is expensive and time consuming,but Georgia thinks she has the situation well in hand She has her secret lovers yes,plural who are generous,and a quilting busines Georgia Bottoms is an aging Southern belle The wrong side of thirty, keeping up appearances while taking care of her Mama and brother, Georgia has her hands full Mama is walking in the increasingly dense fog of senility and Brother is forever flirting with the law and mental illness Keeping up appearances in her little hometown is expensive and time consuming,but Georgia thinks she has the situation well in hand She has her secret lovers yes,plural who are generous,and a quilting business that isor less legit Georgia Bottoms is wickedly funny and there are are times when the author walks a very fine line with his humor No topic is off limits and he deals with everything from racism to 9 11.Anyone from a small town will recognize someone they have known Georgia Bottoms is a very unlikely heroine, but you will root for her just like I did


  10. LORI (Dollycas) CASWELL LORI (Dollycas) CASWELL says:

    Georgia Bottoms is beautiful, full of southern charm and goes to church every Sunday She also cares for her elderly mother and sells hand made quilts all around Six Points, Alabama.But she is also a woman with a secret life She entertains some of the town s finest male citizens at night Six different men and each has his particular night of the week and the night is customized to his particular tastes They have all been trained to leave her a gift to help Georgia take care of herself and h Georgia Bottoms is beautiful, full of southern charm and goes to church every Sunday She also cares for her elderly mother and sells hand made quilts all around Six Points, Alabama.But she is also a woman with a secret life She entertains some of the town s finest male citizens at night Six different men and each has his particular night of the week and the night is customized to his particular tastes They have all been trained to leave her a gift to help Georgia take care of herself and her mother Plus each gentleman caller thinks he s the only lover enjoying Georgia s company.Things start to fall apart when Georgia s minister, Mr Saturday Night, decides to confess his sins to his wife and the entire congregation one Sunday morning She manages to cause a diversion to stop this confession, but knows if she doesn t do something quickly her entire private life will become public knowledge She has to protect her mother and herself Six Points, Alabama will never be the same.Yes, I loved this story so much I think it will definitely become a sort of Southern Classic It is funny and heartbreaking The entire town seems totally dysfunctional and perfect together at the time It amazed me that Georgia was able to keep up this ruse as long as she did, but Mark Childress is such a great writer I bought the whole thing, hook, line and sinker Maybe it s the Alabama heat that drives what would almost be called insanity of this town, but I loved it, each and every word I may be a little biased here because I live far from the south but have learned that pastors can be some of the most hypocritical persons on the earth, so I had no trouble buying into this pastor s story or the replacement.Childress has created a strong be it offbeat heroine I had read several reviews before I read this book and some people actually hated it and hated Georgia After reading it myself I decided those who panned this book must not have had much of a sense of humor, this book is comedic look at not only southern life but life anywhere Every word may not be politically correct but with some minor changes like a long cold winter instead of a long hot summer this could easily have taken place in North Dakota as Alabama Do any of really know what is happening behind the closed doors of our neighbors This is a great book to escape with and it will definitely tickle your funny bone It is my first book my Mark Childress but it most definitely is not my last Disclosure of Material Connection This book was my personal collection I was not required to write a positive review The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission s 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising


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Georgia Bottoms[PDF] ✎ Georgia Bottoms ⚡ Mark Childress – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Georgia Bottoms is known in her small community of Six Points, Alabama, as a beautiful, well to do, and devoutly Baptist Southern belle Nobody realizes that the family fortune has long since disappear Georgia Bottoms is known in her small community of Six Points, Alabama, as a beautiful, well to do, and devoutly Baptist Southern belle Nobody realizes that the family fortune has long since disappeared, and a determinedly single woman like Georgia needs an alternative, and discreet, means of income In Georgia s case it is six well heeled lovers one for each day of the week, with Mondays off none of whom knows about the others But when the married preacher who has been coming to call Saturdays decides to confess their affair in front of the whole congregation, Georgia must take drastic measures to stop him In George Bottoms, Mark Childress proves once again his unmistakable skill for combining the hilarious and the absurd to reveal the inner workings of the rebellious human heart.


About the Author: Mark Childress

Mark Childress was born in Monroeville, Alabama He is the author of the novels A WORLD MADE OF FIRE, V FOR VICTOR, TENDER, CRAZY IN ALABAMA, GONE FOR GOOD, ONE MISSISSIPPI, and GEORGIA BOTTOMS Childress has received the Harper Lee Award for Alabama s Distinguished Author, Thomas Wolfe Award, the University of Alabama s Distinguished Alumni Award, and the Alabama Library Association s Writer of the Year He is a staff member and a director of the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley He has lived in Ohio, Indiana, Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia, California, Costa Rica, and currently lives in Key West, Florida, where he is writing his eighth novel and a film script.