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The Sausage Maker's Daughters

The Sausage Maker's Daughters

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by A.G.S. Johnson
     
 

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THE SAUSAGE MAKER’S YOUNGEST DAUGHTER IS HEADING FOR THE FIGHT OF HER BATTLE-SCARRED LIFE

It’s the era of the counterculture and Vietnam. Women’s consciousness is being raised and they’re beginning to find their places outside of the home.
But twenty-four-year-old Kip Czermanski is nowhere near her home in California.

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THE SAUSAGE MAKER’S YOUNGEST DAUGHTER IS HEADING FOR THE FIGHT OF HER BATTLE-SCARRED LIFE

It’s the era of the counterculture and Vietnam. Women’s consciousness is being raised and they’re beginning to find their places outside of the home.
But twenty-four-year-old Kip Czermanski is nowhere near her home in California. She’s in a jail cell in her hometown in Wisconsin awaiting a court appearance in the mysterious death of her ex-lover, who happened to be her brother-in-law.
Since her father is the small town’s leading citizen, Kip isn’t overly worried—at first. But the personal grudge the DA holds for all the Czermanskis is about to find a foil. Kip.
What follows is a wild ride through Kip’s present predicament and her past. Family dynamics and sibling rivalries, magnified by her counterculture attitudes and feminist beliefs, will lay bare Kip’s life before the crowded courtroom, right along with the self-important Czermanskis’ darkest secrets.
Kip’s rebellious reputation is well known by the townsfolk. Plus, she cannot fully trust her own attorneys. Things both personal and legal spiral out-of-control.
The Sausage Maker’s Daughters is a superb character study and a riveting courtroom nail-biter, with an ending that evokes a gasp of, “Wow! I didn’t see that coming.”

Editorial Reviews

Aram Saroyan
"Here are the tangled roots of our troubles in a beautifully told, multi-generational saga. Bravo!"
Madelyn Cain
"A compelling page-turner of a novel that highlights the secrets that even good families keep from one another-with devastating, unexpected results.
Johnson, a keen observer of peoples' foibles, has brilliantly captured Midwestern values, small-town gossips, and rebellious spirits in her
remarkable first novel. Told from inside the mind of one accused of a crime
of passion, you experience the torture of being charged with a crime you
think you didn't commit."
Nancy Ellen Dodd
"AGS Johnson's novel is a fresh new voice on family dynamics and, ensconced in a male dominated society, what it meant to be a counter-culture activist and budding feminist during the Vietnam War. But once Kip Czermanski is accused of murder in her conservative hometown, it stops mattering which side is right-just try to figure out who committed the murder."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013671904
Publisher:
BiblioFile Press
Publication date:
01/23/2012
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
989,463
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

AGS JOHNSON always intended to be a writer, but her path to that goal involved a twenty-some year detour through the corporate world. Still writing remained the dream. So subsequent to that exploration and to fill in where her business degree left off, she returned to the University of Southern California and received a master’s degree in fiction writing.
Originally a Midwesterner, since the late 70s Ms. Johnson has made her home first in Northern California, now in Los Angeles, where she lives with her husband of twenty years and their menagerie of dogs and cats. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Council of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles, which supports all seventy-three public libraries, and she is a founding board member for The World Is Just A Book Away, a charity that builds libraries for children in developing countries.
Ms. Johnson is currently at work on her second novel for publication, a medical murder mystery based upon a true story of discovery and deceit.

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