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Clementine Ryan never planned to murder her husband. In fact, she learned early in life that making plans would guarantee disappointment.


With no one left to silence her, Clementine feels that it’s time to uncover her long buried secrets and tell her niece and nephew the truth behind their uncle’s death.


The Shape of a Southern Woman explores the redemptive power of story-telling and weaves together emotional snapshots of a distinctive place and time. Pinard bends the preconceived assumptions and judgments of southern women and culture while exposing the gray areas of compassion, empathy and the harsh realities her characters face.

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