Item description for Big Hair and Flying Cows (Sweet Meadows Series #1) by Dolores J. Wilson...
Bertie Byrd is unique. To say the least. She calls Sweet Meadow, Georgia, home, where she works for her father doing auto repairs. She also drives the tow-truck, although Sweet Meadow's rather colorful denizens tend to treat Bertie more like the local, free taxi service. You know, someone has to get to a doctor's appointment or pick something up at the dry cleaners. Bertie's favorite day of the week is Friday, when she leaves the wrecker with her father for the whole weekend and joins her friends at the Dew Drop Inn for a night of dancing. Her best friend, Mary Lou, sometimes fixes her up with dubious dates, although Bertie has to remind her friend not to tease her hair too high for those occasions. Like the time when they went to Carrie Sue's open house, and a ceramic cow with angel wings hanging from a ceiling fan locked its hooves into Bertie's big hair and refused to let go. She had to wear it all night, dangling chain and all. Bertie's nearly perfect life is about to take a downhill turn, however. It starts when her landlord, Pete, currently a resident in a nearby nursing home, starts showing up at her house. In his birthday suit. A very badly wrinkled birthday suit. And then she goes to her mailbox, a rubber large mouth bass, and finds a notice from the zoning commission saying she can no longer park the wrecker in her driveway. The notice is signed by George Bigham. But when she goes to the courthouse to take care of her little problem, it is only to discover George Bigham is deceased. And Mary Lou's pregnancy test just came up positive. Can it get any worse?
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.1" Width: 6.3" Height: 1.3" Weight: 1.25 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2005
Publisher Medallion Press
ISBN 1932815171 ISBN13 9781932815177
Availability 0 units.
More About Dolores J. Wilson
Dolores J. Wilson and her husband own a body shop and towing service. She lives in Florida.
Reviews - What do customers think about Big Hair and Flying Cows (Sweet Meadows Series #1)?
Loved It! Apr 2, 2007
I laughed outloud throughout most of the book & thought this would make a fantastic "country sitcom" for television! Bertie is someone I would like to know! Be prepared to laugh!
Love to Read, Love to Laugh Feb 28, 2006
I adored this debut novel. I had read the reviews and was prepared for funny, but in places, this novel is hilarious. And Ms. Wilson's take on Southern women is so dead-on. In reading, I had flashes of relatives that were just amazingly accurately depicted. I love it that the protagonist fails her way to success. That just made the book for me. One question remains: When can we read Bertie's next adventure?
Delightfully cute and easy to read Sep 13, 2005
Bertie Byrd is your typical Mayberry RFD tomboy, with a heart of gold and a wonderful sense of humor. She isn't so lucky in love and she's beginning to wonder if she ever will be. But the ins and outs of her every day life as written in the first person, are filled with humor, delightful scenarios, and a taste of melancholy where her parents are concerned. I don't know when I've enjoyed such a light-hearted read so much, and was so pleased with the ending. Dolores J. Wilson must have a heart of gold and it shows in her writing. I'll be looking to buy her next novel when it's published in December.
A delightful and funny read! May 19, 2005
Bertie the tow truck driver and a host of equally colorful characters make BIG HAIR AND FLYING COWS a reader's treat. It's funny and well-written. I'd compare it to Jan Karon's Mitford series or Tamar Meyers's Penn Dutch Inn mysteries as the author gives you a slice of small town life rich with drama, crises, and laugh-out-loud humor. I hope this is just the first in a series because I can't wait to read more of Bertie's adventures!
series of vignettes mindful of Mossy Creek May 4, 2005
All Roberta "Bertie" Bird wants is to live a normal life. However that is not easy when you drive a two truck five days a week in which your neighbors in Sweet Meadow, Georgia think is a taxi service. They will do anything and everything to get their ride. Even moving out from her parents' home has not proven easy since the owner and previous resident elderly Pete Forney constantly sneaks out of the nursing home to "visit" Birdie when he is not trying to toss her out.
She has males in her life, but none reach first base because the zany world intrude from Catch 22 zoning laws to running over a mattress that destroys her wrecker that places "Dirty Bird" on national TV. Following the death of Pete, Birdie meets Pete's son Arch and his granddaughter Petey; they make her feel normal except he fled when she kissed him. Life in Bertie's beloved rural Georgia means the sublime is the norm.
BIG HAIR AND FLYING COWS is a series of vignettes centering loosely on a series of misfortune hammering at Bertie that is similar in many ways to the Mossy Creek tales. Bertie is a delight as her efforts to obtain normalcy is constantly devastated by those in need of her services. Her autobiographical account of sh*t happens is southern humor at its most jocular. Mossy Creek readers will appreciate a slice of life in Sweet Meadow through the eyes of a native daughter who just wants the garage sign changed to Bird and daughter from Bird and Sons as she remains while her brothers flew the coop years ago.