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Friday, January 22, 2010

Friday Finds: 1-22-2010

Here is my find this week!



One Vacant Chair
by Joe Coomer


It's where you sit down that determines everything in life.

Sarah's aunt Edna paints portraits of chairs. Not people in chairs, just chairs. The old house is filled with the paintings, and the chairs themselves surround her work--a silent yet vigilant audience. At the funeral of Grandma Hutton--whom Edna has cared for through an agonizingly long and vague illness--Sarah begins helping her aunt clean up the last of a life. This includes honoring Grandma's surprising wish to have her ashes scattered in Scotland.

"We were two fat women, eighteen years apart, a chair artist and a designer of Christmas ornaments, who only knew we had troubles and a hot summer to get through," says Sarah. But as it turns out, there is a great deal more to her quirky aunt's troubles than Sarah could possibly imagine. As the novel turns from the hot, oppressive heat of Texas to the misty beauty of Scotland, she learns of her aunt Edna's remarkable secret life and comes to fully understand the fragile business of living and even dying. (Book Jacket)


Dark Secrets of the Old Oak Tree
by Dolores J. Wilson


Following the end of her 15-year marriage to a high-powered attorney, Evie Carson returns to her small hometown in Georgia only to stumble upon a horrible secret. She is stunned into silence as she watches a mentally-challenged member of the community carry the nude, lifeless body of her childhood friend. The authorities are sure that once the man is arrested, the town's nightmare will be over. But when he turns up dead and Evie's home becomes the center of bizarre events, she and an investigating state trooper fear she may be the next victim. With his help, Evie wages a battle to save her life against the secrets of the oak tree. Soon, she begins to wonder if she is safe from anyone in her hometown, including the state trooper. (Amazon)





5 comments:

bermudaonion said...

One Vacant Chair sounds intriguing to me!

Alayne said...

These both sound really good, I especially like the images of all those paintings of chairs.

My find is at The Crowded Leaf.

Cat said...

They both sound interesting - I like the cover of Oak Tree.

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Aths said...

One Vacant Chair definitely sounds interesting!

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