The Nut Hut

The Nut Hut

by Kathleen Taylor

NOOK Book(eBook)

Available on Compatible NOOK Devices and the free NOOK Apps.
LendMe® See Details
Want a NOOK ? Explore Now


The Nut Hut by Kathleen Taylor

In late January, 1971, eighteen-year-old Becky Decker reported for her first day of work at Byerley State Hospital and School, a state-run institution spoken of mostly in whispers. She hoped to make friends, and to "make a difference" in her very first job. What she found during that week was a world of heartbreak and hope in a universe that no longer exists.

Kathleen Taylor's brilliant novel "The Nut Hut" takes the reader on a harrowing trip inside a state institution for people with mental disabilities, circa 1971. Through young Becky Decker's baptism of fire -- her first week on the job -- we explore Byerley State Hospital with the eyes of an innocent. Our appreciation for the workers and the patients and their day-to-day dance of survival grows along with Becky's own. By the end, we're confident that she -- and we -- have a better understanding of them all. Highly recommended."
Steve Brewer, author of the Bubba Mabry mysteries

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016124582
Publisher: Kathleen Taylor
Publication date: 12/21/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,127,391
File size: 951 KB

About the Author

Kathleen Taylor, author of six Tory Bauer Mysteries and five knitting books, as well as countless other magazine articles and designs, worked for six years in an institution much like Byerley.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

The Nut Hut 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kathleen captured the early 1970s institutional world perfectly. Having worked in a similar setting, I can attest to her accuracy. I know all her characters, recognize the situations. Very well done.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a marvelous portrayal of life in our state institutions four decades ago! Ms Taylor writes with charm and wit in her own unique style,
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Nut Hut’s main character, Rebecca Decker endures the challenges of a new job with grit and humor. This book is a compelling mix of mystery, drama, and a little bit of fun. It has a wonderful sense of a certain time and place, combined with edge of your seat intensity. I loved it!
vandab More than 1 year ago
Wonderful book!!! Kathleen Taylor's mystery series is one of the best, and her move into a different genre with The Nut Hut is just as good if not even better.She always writes so that you can picture the story in your head and with The Nut Hut it is so clear I feel like I know Becky Decker. I wanted to cheer for her, or give her a hug. Mrs. Taylor you need to write more books!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book grabbed my attention from the first page, and has kept me reading longer at lunchtime than I should. There is a real feel for being in this place.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good Read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sorry, I'm locked out of warriors books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tahts too bad but okay.