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Girls With Hammers
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 BookList Review  "Girls with Hammers," the truck proudly proclaims--the sign of Lily's carpentry business, which ran smoothly for years until her longtime friend and coworker departed. With that loss, Lily is spinning out of control, according to live-in lover Hannah, a psychotherapist who then moves out after "a lifetime" with Lily to get a different perspective on things. When Lily's dad suddenly dies, she is faced not only with additional loss but also with the burden of taking over his construction business. Since his workers don't want to report to "a girl," she resorts to women who may have held a hammer (sometimes she wonders) and Arlo, a lanky holdover from her father's days. Will she manage to maintain her own business, run the family enterprise (against her will and better judgment), placate family members who insist...
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 BookList Review

 "Girls with Hammers," the truck proudly proclaims--the sign of Lily's carpentry business, which ran smoothly for years until her longtime friend and coworker departed. With that loss, Lily is spinning out of control, according to live-in lover Hannah, a psychotherapist who then moves out after "a lifetime" with Lily to get a different perspective on things. When Lily's dad suddenly dies, she is faced not only with additional loss but also with the burden of taking over his construction business. Since his workers don't want to report to "a girl," she resorts to women who may have held a hammer (sometimes she wonders) and Arlo, a lanky holdover from her father's days. Will she manage to maintain her own business, run the family enterprise (against her will and better judgment), placate family members who insist she give the latter priority, and, by the way, reconcile with Hannah, who wants a baby to add to this confusing mix, which unexpectedly includes a man? A sweetly sad and funny tale that transcends its soapy components. Whitney Scott

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"A sweetly sad and funny tale."-Booklist

"An utter delight."-Golden Threads

"Funny and tender, quiet but disquieting, modest but ambitious."-Edge

When her mentor-father dies, the same year that her best friend moved to Scotland and her girlfriend walked, Lily is left in charge of the family construction business-and is totally on her own.

Girls with Hammers is a lovingly crafted novel of an independent woman's struggle to overcome obstacles and build the life she's always wanted. Cynn Chadwick works her literary magic once again with this charming tale of family, love, human courage, strength, and Southern hospitality.

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About Cynn

Although born and raised in New Jersey, Cynn Chadwick has lived in the South for over twenty years. Her work has appeared in anthologies including Words of Wisdom, The Writer’s Gazette, and The Harrington Lesbian Fiction Quarterly, amongst others...

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