The Whiskey Bottle in the Wall: Secrets of Marienstadt

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The Whiskey Bottle in the Wall: Secrets of Marienstadt, a novel in eleven stories, is set in the fictional town of Marienstadt, a Pennsylvania Dutch community in the Allegheny Highlands. Marienstadt's vibrant, versatile characters include Father Nick Bauer, the priest who wants to revive local heritage; handsome, sexy Chief of Police Henry Werner; Gretchen Fritz, owner of The Calico Cuckoo Quilting Fabric and Supplies; lovely, elusive strudel artist Lola Eckert; and the huge but reclusive woodsman, Oliver ...
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Overview

The Whiskey Bottle in the Wall: Secrets of Marienstadt, a novel in eleven stories, is set in the fictional town of Marienstadt, a Pennsylvania Dutch community in the Allegheny Highlands. Marienstadt's vibrant, versatile characters include Father Nick Bauer, the priest who wants to revive local heritage; handsome, sexy Chief of Police Henry Werner; Gretchen Fritz, owner of The Calico Cuckoo Quilting Fabric and Supplies; lovely, elusive strudel artist Lola Eckert; and the huge but reclusive woodsman, Oliver Eberstark. These stories will charm you with their wit, poignancy, and colorful supporting characters including a dance champion turned pig farmer, a nun who runs a snowplow, a shopkeeper building a guillotine, a 17-foot tall fiberglass woodchuck, moonshiners and hippies, woodhicks and chainsaw artists, ladies fighting over dumpling recipes, the multi-generational Winter family, secret identities and secret loves long hidden. Marienstadt and its citizens will tantalize your senses and warm your heart.

The Stories
1 - Peeper Baumgratz and the Sister's Snowplow
2 - The Whiskey Bottle in the Wall
3 - The Great Dumpling War and Dance Competition
4 - The Confession of Genny Franck
5 - Drugs, Alcohol, Bacon, Firearms
6 - The Day The Viaduct Blew Down
7 - Of Beautiful Strangers, Woodchucks, and Bearded Ladies
8 - The Legend of Father Cuneo's Grave
9 - The Reluctant Belsnickel of Opelt's Wood
10 - Wapiti
11 - A Long Day's Journey Into Light

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780978594084
  • Publisher: Parlez-Moi Press
  • Publication date: 11/18/2012
  • Pages: 276
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.58 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2012

    These stories bring to life the joys of living in a small town.

    These stories bring to life the joys of living in a small town. The characters, although fictional, could be any one of our neighbors. As I read the stories I could place a picture to each of the personalties, even the way they talk and their actions. I felt as though I could drive right into town, walk into any the businesses and expect all of the characters to be there. I thoroughly enjoyed this wonderful novel by Kathleen Valentine, and highly recommend it to everyone for a brief respite from this world's craziness.

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