The Grelliers and the Schapens are two families who have been farming in the Kaw River Valley for over a hundred and fifty years, their lives ...Show synopsisThe Grelliers and the Schapens are two families who have been farming in the Kaw River Valley for over a hundred and fifty years, their lives connected through the generations by history and geography. Gina Haring, bringing with her the liberal air of the big city, moves into a dilapidated house near both families' properties. Gina has secrets, her own reasons for being in the Kansas countryside, and they're not necessarily what the people around her imagine. Susan's involvement with her stirs up the wrath of the Schapen clan -- and has cataclysmic results for her own family.Hide synopsis
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Ms. Paretsky sweeps us up in this story of a family struggling to make a living on a farm in Kansas while the war in Iraq plays in the background. How much strain and grief can one man or woman take, day after day? And how long does it take to fight back up from the depths of despair? The author asks and answers these questions with real characters, characters we would all like to meet and help if we could.
Excellent reading! Different from the author's mysteries but just as compelling!!
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