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by Kim Boykin

  • ISBN: 0425261050
  • Author: Kim Boykin
  • ePub ver: 1386 kb
  • Fb2 ver: 1386 kb
  • Rating: 4.1 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 296
  • Publisher: Berkley; 1 edition (March 5, 2013)
  • Formats: mbr lrf lit azw
  • Category: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Genre Fiction
epub The Wisdom of Hair download

In Kim Boykin’s novel, hair is not only wise, it’s witty and eloquent. The Wisdom of Hair has a big, beating heart, and I couldn’t put it down.

In Kim Boykin’s novel, hair is not only wise, it’s witty and eloquent. What I loved best about the book was the pervasive kindness; page after page, good people try their best, sometimes succeeding and sometimes failing. It’s hard to write an engaging novel about (mostly) nice people, but Kim Boykin has pulled it off. -Ann Napolitano, author of A Good Hard Look. Welcome to Beauty School.

Ms. Boykin's description of her mother imitating Judy Garland was remarkable; I could easily visualize this character. I also fell in love with Sarah Jane and her mother. What a loving family. The love interest, Winston, is a man you could love and hate, This was a great book.

The Wisdom of Hair book. Steel Magnolias meets Jane Eyre in Kim Boykin's The Wisdom of Hair. She moves to the coast where she will study to fulfill her lifelong ambition of becoming a hairstylist. While there she meets a few people who forever change her life: Sara Jane Farquhar and Winston Sawyer.

Kim Boykin learned about women and their hair in her mother’s beauty shop in a tiny South Carolina town. She loves to write stories about strong Southern women, because that’s what she knows. She lives with her husband, three dogs, and 126 rose bushes.

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Kim Boykin learned about women and their hair in her mother's beauty shop in a tiny South Carolina town. She loves to write stories about strong Southern women, because that's what she knows.

"The problem with cutting your own hair is that once you start, you just keep cutting, trying to fix it, and the truth is, some things can never be fixed. The day of my daddy's funeral, I cut my bangs until they were the length of those little paintbrushes that come with dime-store watercolor sets. I was nine years old. People asked me why I did it, but I was too young then to know I was changing my hair because I wanted to change my life." In 1983, on her nineteenth birthday, Zora Adams finally says goodbye to her alcoholic mother and their tiny town in the mountains of South Carolina. Living with a woman who dresses like Judy Garland and brings home a different man each night is not a pretty existence, and Zora is ready for life to be beautiful.With the help of a beloved teacher, she moves to a coastal town and enrolls in the Davenport School of Beauty. Under the tutelage of Mrs. Cathcart, she learns the art of fixing hair, and becomes fast friends with the lively Sara Jane Farquhar, a natural hair stylist. She also falls hard for handsome young widower Winston Sawyer, who is drowning his grief in bourbon. She couldn't save Mama, but maybe she can save him.As Zora practices finger waves, updos, and spit curls, she also comes to learn that few things are permanent in this life--except real love, lasting friendship, and, ultimately... forgiveness.
Comments (7)

I just finished reading "The Wisdom of Hair", and it was an OK book, but it got sort of flat at the ending. I would call it a "sweet" story, in spite of the fact that love didn't turn out for her, except in the form of a family she met, whose members kept telling her "I love you so." or "We love you so." I thought that was over the top. Not a bad book, and I finished it, so it merits 4 stars. Maybe 3, but it was quick and easy to read, so it gets 4 stars. I like books like that.
This is a terrific read! I usually take my time with a book, but I zipped through THE WISDOM OF HAIR in two days. I just got so involved with the characters. It's very well-written, with realistic dialogue and beautiful description. Loved reading about the best-friendship between the two main characters and seeing how Zora grew and changed when she left her crazy home. The relationship with Zora and her college professor (male) landlord is excellent and kept me on the edge of my seat. The friends she meets in her new town are friends I'd like to know. (And of course I'm a sucker for anything that has to do with hair and style.) Highly recommend this book!
I loved the beginning of this story. The writing was really good and you could tell that the narrator had a great personality. As the story progressed, it began to feel a little contrived and a little less real. I didn't particularly enjoy hearing about the beauty shop customers and the main story line was only okay. It wasn't particular compelling, in part because the main character began to seem more like a cardboard cut-out than a real person. However, I would like to read other books by Kim Boykin since I do enjoy her writing style.
This story made me laugh, and cry, and so many more emotions! Zora has a chance to leave the mountain life and make something of herself. As she begins her new life as a beautician, she learns family doesn't have to be blood, love isn't always returned, heartbreak is real, but friends and the family one creates with them will get her through all of life's ups and downs. Set in the South, this story will touch your soul!
I really enjoyed this debut novel by Kim Boykin. It is a wonderful story of love, hurt and forgiveness and how sometimes family
is not blood but those that love us and that are there for us through the good and bad times. The characters are all not perfect and sometimes not so lovable, but the author brings them all together to make a heart stirring story. I will be looking forward to reading other books by this author.
Good book about overcoming your childhood. Can not wait to read the next book by this author. I highly recommend this book!
This story immediately draws you in; one of those that makes you feel like you don't want to put it down. I was always left wondering what was going to happen next. I like stories like this that come from everyday experiences and that keep you just a bit on the edge of your seat. It deals with real life experiences that affect young women, in particular. Making good choices is the moral of the story, no matter what the circumstances have been. The book has helpful life value challenges presented to a wide audience, both male and female. Beneficial for young adults as well as adults. The main character is someone to whom we can all relate, in one way or another.
The book started out well, but the story line got way too predictable. My 14 year old could have written it. I wanted it to be so much better. For a first novel, it's a good start, but a few twists would have made it much better. I would recommend it for mindless reading, but not a compelling experience in prose.

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