I don’t know what just prompted me to listen to the cd. I don’t know why I’m interested, all of a sudden, in refining this story, the relationship between these two characters. Resolving their problems seems to be on my mind. But, until they are resolved, do characters tend to live within the minds of the authors who create them?


It’s a PAIN that these books are so short.

I joke about the title because Scumble River is a great escape, and every trip there is bittersweet because the book has to end.

In her eleventh full-length novel, Denise Swanson once again breathes life into our favorite school psychologist (and sleuth) Skye Dennison.
When murder hits a prominent afterschool and prom committee member, Skye tries to get to the bottom of the mystery.

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Pearlie lives live much like any other housewife in Northern California in the early 1950s. She dutifully works to keep the house clean, keeps her polio striken son as healthy and vibrant as possible and her husband happy and calm (so as not to aggrevate his heart condition. All seems well, or at least liveable (like her husband’s affair) until a knock at the door turns Pearlie’s world upside down.

A white man’s startling revelation about his relationship with Pearlie’s husband during their wartime stay in the hospital should tear her world apart;

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5.0 out of 5 stars Such a Great Book, May 8, 2009

This review is from: Such a Pretty Girl (Paperback)

One time ‘Daddy’s Girl’ Meredith holds a secret so terrible that it is talked about by everyone–her neighbors, her schoolmates and even people she doesn’t know.

Meredith’s testimony at her father’s trial three years ago was the nail in the coffin–and he should have been in prison for a very long time. His good behavior,

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