In a sharp departure from the settings of her earlier books-Paris, Florence, and Munich-Kelly Jones returns to her hometown of Twin Falls, Idaho, in this delightful novella and short story collection. Set in the summer of 1974, when Evel Knievel announces he'll jump the Snake River Canyon, the title story introduces the reader to ten-year-old Pick Patterson, his bossy Grandma Grace, and his unemployed, easy-going Uncle Buddy. The settings of the other stories range from a Laundromat, the public library, the bank of an Idaho river, and a Catholic grade school in the 60s, to the open road with a duo of unlikely runaways.
Idaho author Kathy McIntosh calls the cast of characters "endearing," and the stories delivered with "gentle humor." Award-winning short story writer Alan Heathcock says it is, "simply the most charming book I've read in a very long time."
|Publisher:||Ninth Avenue Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.46(d)|
About the Author
Her Berkley/Penguin novels include The Woman Who Heard Color, The Lost Madonna, and The Seventh Unicorn. A fourth Berkley publication, Lost and Found in Prague, will be released in January, 2015.
Evel Knievel Jumps the Snake River Canyon . . . and Other Stories Close to Home is a novella and short story collection. The title story is set in her hometown of Twin Falls and is inspired by the events of the summer of 1974.
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