Damage Done By The Storm

Author: Jack Hodgins
Publisher: Emblem Editions
ISBN: 9780771041532
Size: 10.32 MB
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Damage Done By The Storm from the Author: Jack Hodgins. Jack Hodgins’s acclaimed short story collection immerses us into the lives of characters at once larger than life and intimately familiar. In the title story, a retired Senator fights his way through a major Ottawa snowstorm to keep a family promise. An orthotics sculptor falls in love with the plaster feet of one of his distant patients. On a tour of Mississippi, a Faulkner scholar and her photographer son nudge against touchy issues of race. A ten year-old farm boy tries to keep a secret about the girl next door. An elderly Vancouver Island couple learns that their distant uncle plans to leave everything to them, in what proves to be a mixed blessing. A Canadian pianist in Germany writes home to congratulate her parents on their wedding anniversary, only to reveal much more than she intended about two marriages — and links between some of the stories. With settings ranging from Australia, Germany, Ottawa, Mississippi, and the Vancouver Island logging and farming communities that have featured so prominently in his books, Damage Done by the Storm is vintage Jack Hodgins, at his highly crafted best.

Storm Damage

Author: Linda Underwood
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1475938284
Size: 49.57 MB
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Storm Damage from the Author: Linda Underwood. When Joann Avery's best friend of thirty years, Amy, calls her in a panic to meet for dinner, Joann agrees immediately. Amy is in the middle of a business acquisition near Chesapeake Bay. She must acquire an historic estate known as "The Cedars," but with negotiations at a standstill, Amy needs an ally. She asks Joann for assistance and, knowing the area and the people, Joann agrees. Soon, however, a hurricane strikes the historic Northern Neck of Virginia near the Chesapeake Bay. A dead body is found in the area, but authorities can't tell whether the man died from natural causes or murder. It appears the hurricane and a hungry flock of vultures have contributed to the scene, but there's more to this death than meets the eye. It's got something to do with Amy's business dealings, and Joann is right in the middle of the scandal. Due to a case of mistaken identity, Joann is in danger of being jailed or possibly killed. The police consider her a material witness, since she recently inquired about the grounds where the dead body was found. Now, the murderer is on her case, too. With the help of her husband, her friends, and an unusual plan, Joann might make it out of this alive ... and catch a violent killer in the process.