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Imagine you picked up a novel in the bookstore, and this was the cover copy:

Miss Zula Bragg, a literary legend and the most famous citizen of Ogilvie, Georgia, has finally said yes to a documentary about her rich, fascinating, and until now, intensely private life. The problem? The film company Miss Zula has chosen to come to traditional, deep-south, conservative Ogilivie is an unconventional operation (“with an edge”) out of Hoboken, New Jersey.

Rivera Rosenblum, Tony Russo and Angie Mangiamele arrive ready to get to work, but soon find that it’s not only Miss Zula’s secrets that need to be brought into the light of day. Everybody in Ogilvie has a story to tell — or hide — including Angie. Who now finds herself against all expectations in daily contact with John Grant, chair of the English Department where Miss Zula still teaches.

Their summer romance was a long time ago, they are both reasonable adults, and John is about to marry the daughter of a prominent local family in what promises to be the wedding of the century.

What could possibly go right?

Intrigued? Repulsed? What parts work or don’t work?