Crybaby Ranch

Crybaby Ranch

by Tina Welling
     
 

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A debut novelist who "writes with insight, humor, and complete control. If they ever make compassion an Olympic sport, Tina will have a room full of gold."-Tim Sandlin

It is an argument over pineapple pizza that finally prompts jewelry-maker Suzannah to leave her stale marriage for a ramshackle cabin in the foothills of Wyoming's majestic Teton Range. As

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A debut novelist who "writes with insight, humor, and complete control. If they ever make compassion an Olympic sport, Tina will have a room full of gold."-Tim Sandlin

It is an argument over pineapple pizza that finally prompts jewelry-maker Suzannah to leave her stale marriage for a ramshackle cabin in the foothills of Wyoming's majestic Teton Range. As she strings necklaces, she untangles her complicated relationships with the mother she's losing to Alzheimer's, and with the adopted son who's spent his life chasing after his birth mother. But it's her new home's previous owner, easygoing "Marlboro Man" Bo Garrett, who threatens the satisfying life Suzannah is building for herself-and inspires her to explore more fully what it means to truly stand on her own...

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Suzannah Perry, the narrator of Welling's life-affirming debut, is a junior high English teacher who is stuck in an unhappy marriage and struggling with the realization that her mother has Alzheimer's. After years of putting up with her husband's passive-aggressive behavior, Suzannah finally decides to leave him and pursue her dream of turning her jewelry-making hobby into a vocation. To that end, she buys a small piece of land and a crumbling cabin from Bo Garrett, a cowboy with his own artistic goals and his own personal issues holding him back. Suzannah begins to fall for him, but she's unable to fully pursue the relationship as she tries to reconnect with her stepson, help her father take care of her increasingly failing mother and find emotional stability as she moves on from her 17-year marriage. Suzannah's happy ending is a well-earned one that readers of inspirational fiction will appreciate. (Jan.)

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"The writing is vivid and will hold you through to the end-bringing home fresh answers to old questions about strength and weakness." -Clyde Edgerton, author of Solo: My Adventures in the Air  "Like a cliff diver, Tina Welling's fiction flies, tucks, and slices into the dark depths of her characters." -Tim Sandlin, author of Jimi Hendrix Turns Eighty  "A more winning heroine than Suzannah...would be hard to imagine."-Sarah Bird, author of The Flamenco Academy

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780977803446
Publisher:
Ghost Road Press
Publication date:
09/28/2006
Pages:
234
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.54(d)

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From the Publisher
"The writing is vivid and will hold you through to the end-bringing home fresh answers to old questions about strength and weakness." -Clyde Edgerton, author of Solo: My Adventures in the Air "Like a cliff diver, Tina Welling's fiction flies, tucks, and slices into the dark depths of her characters." -Tim Sandlin, author of Jimi Hendrix Turns Eighty "A more winning heroine than Suzannah...would be hard to imagine." -Sarah Bird, author of The Flamenco Academy

Meet the Author

Tina Welling lives and writes in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Her essays have been published in magazines and several anthologies. She is at work on her second novel.

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