New. No dust jacket. Signed by author. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 356 p. Contains: Illustrations, black & white. Audience: General/trade. Maggie and her unconventional family have seen the elephant in more ways than they ever thought possible. But now they have returned to their hometown of Blaineton, New Jersey and things are looking up. Maggie s husband Eli has been hired as the Editor-in-Chief of The Register, the town s new newspaper, published by the indomitable Tryphena Moore. Emily Johnson s husband Nate has re-established his carpentry business, and Emily s home-baked goods are selling at the local bakery. But they soon discover that Blaineton is not the same. An insane asylum has opened its doors north of town. A woolen mill and army uniform factory are doing big business to Blaineton s south. And a wealthy industrialist by the name of Josiah Norton seeks to change the face and tenor of the once sleepy burg.