The Whiskey Bottle in the Wall: Secrets of Marienstadt

The Whiskey Bottle in the Wall: Secrets of Marienstadt

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by Kathleen Valentine
     
 

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,…  See more details below

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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 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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