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The Bootlegger’s Daughter by Margaret MaronThe Bootlegger’s Daughter
Maron, Margaret
1992
Publishers Weekly Review: Maron's ( Past Imperfect ) series launch introduces attorney Deborah Knott, the daughter of an infamous North Carolina bootlegger, in an atmospheric adventure mixing Southern politics and a mysterious killing`unsolved murder' in next sentence . While Deb campaigns for a district court judgeship, 18-year-old Gayle Whitehead asks her to investigate the unsolved murder of her mother, Janie, which took place when Gayle was an infant. The girl wants Deb, who knows the locals of Cotton Grove, to ask around and see if she can find clues the police might have missed. Deb visits Michael Vickery, the gay son of Cotton Grove's retired doctor and owner of the property where Janie's body was found. She discovers long-kept secrets, learning that Janie had a roving eye and that a lesbian friend and her lover had made overtures to Janie a week before the murder.sentence ok?see my revisions yes, fine But not until another death occurs does Deb begin to close in on the truth. Filled with good-ole-boy patter and detailed local color, the story flows smoothly, and if it lacks suspense, Maron's appealing characterizations and her knowing eye for family relationships more than compensate. Mystery Guild alternate; author tour. Copyright 1992 Cahners Business Information, Inc. From: Reed Elsevier Inc. Copyright Reed Business Information 
A Thousand Splendid Suns  by Khaled HosseiniA Thousand Splendid Suns
Hosseini, Khaled
2007
Propelled by the same superb instinct for storytelling that made "The Kite Runner" a classic, Hosseinis latest novel is at once an incredible chronicle of 30 years of Afghan history and a deeply moving story of family, friendship, faith, and the salvation found in love. Distributed by Syndetic Solutions, Inc. 
Chicks with Sticks: Knit Two Together  by Elizabeth LenhardChicks with Sticks: Knit Two Together
Lenhard, Elizabeth
2006
Everyone's favorite chicks are back in this novel that weaves together knitting terms, lore, and timeless themes of friendship and self-discovery among four girls. Includes step-by-step instructions for four projects. Distributed by Syndetic Solutions, Inc.