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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Kissing Babies at the Piggly Wiggly by Robert Dalby

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Summary: A grocery store owner runs for mayor, with the help of the NitWitts.

Reading the prequel to this book would NOT have helped. When Hale "Mr. Choppy" Dunbar decides to run for mayor of Second Creek, Mississippi, he enlists the help of Laurie Lepanto and her new husband Powell Hampton. Laurie and Powell's romance must have featured prominently in the Waltzing at the Piggly Wiggly, but I didn't miss anything by not reading that book.

This book was a combination of small town politics, an evil man who is reformed in the end, and senior romance. The widows of Second Creek, the NitWitts, run radio ads showing support for Mr. Dunbar. There are random surprises and a death as well. It's not that this book was bad - it's just written for a very specialized audience, and I'm not it. I at least finished the book, but should have spent that time reading some thing else.

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