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Don Juan in Hankey, PA

Don Juan in Hankey, PA

by Gale Martin

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"A fast, fun read with wit, charm, and can-do optimism at its heart" -- Kaylie Jones, author of Lies My Mother Never Told Me and A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries

"Gale Martin takes opera, and mayhem, to new heights in her laugh-out-loud, rollicking, confection of a novel. One part romance, one part mystery, Don Juan in Hankey, PA will sweep you off your feet." -- Nina Solomon, author of The Single Wife

"...seethes with wild jealousies, convoluted mysteries, wry comic turns, resident ghosts, mysterious assailants, bold intrigues, longing, love, lust, and – of course – plenty of opera." -- Lenore Hart, author of Becky and The Raven's Bride

"...a clever and enchanting story that sings from the first page to its last." -- Margo Candela, author of Good-bye to All That, Life Observed, and The Brenda Diaries

"Gale Martin is an opera fan who writes about opera for fun . . . [A] charming, intelligent and welcome first novel." --Curled Up with a Good Book

Peek beneath the surface of an extraordinary small-town opera company, and get to know a fabulous cast of characters: determined flirts, a lusty singing gaucho, ingenious manipulators, a bipolar ketchup heiress, devious lovers, and some very determined ghosts. Delve into high society in Hankey, Pennsylvania--a world of simmering seductions, convoluted mysteries and entertaining intrigues. You may laugh out loud. You may cheer for the gang of misfits trying to save their opera house from foreclosure by improbably staging a world-class production of Mozart's masterpiece. You may feel a tug at your heartstrings as lonely lovers look for new romance. Don Juan in Hankey, PA will delight readers everywhere . . . opera lovers or not.

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BN ID: 2940156746811
Publisher: Northampton House Press
Publication date: 08/17/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 290
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Gale Martin’s work has appeared in The Christian Science Monitor, Duck &
Herring Company’s Pocket Field Guide, and The Giggle Water Review as well as in several anthologies. Recent accolades include first-place in short fiction
from the Writers-Editors International and Scratch writing
competitions and a Pushcart Prize nomination. Gale has a Master of Arts
in Creative Writing from Wilkes University. She lives in Lancaster County,
Pennsylvania, which serves as a rich source of inspiration for her writing.
Gale is an accredited reviewer for Bachtrack, an online site featuring classical performance, and she hosts “Operatoonity.com,” a blog about opera, at

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