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Author: Valerie Hobbs
Publisher: Reno : University of Nevada Press, ©2005.
Series: Western literature series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Jeronimo Smith, seventy-seven, is having a particularly bad day, and he needs the poems of William Butler Yeats to get him through it. But the book has just been checked out of the Santa Barbara Public Library. When he accosts the widow who has the book, he meets the woman who will become the love of his life. They're an unlikely pair - Jeronimo a retired janitor, Emily cultured and wealthy - and both are coping  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Love stories
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hobbs, Valerie.
Call it a gift.
Reno : University of Nevada Press, ©2005
(OCoLC)607579790
Material Type: Fiction, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Valerie Hobbs
ISBN: 0874176123 9780874176124
OCLC Number: 56058067
Awards: Commended for Independent Publisher Book Awards (West-Pacific Fiction) 2006
Description: 222 pages ; 18 cm.
Series Title: Western literature series.
Responsibility: Valerie Hobbs.

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In 'Call it a Gift' 77-year-old Jeronimo Smith meets Emily, the woman who will become the love of his life. Their spontaneous elopement is an adventure and the setting for a bittersweet love story in  Read more...

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"It's a delightful book." Marilyn Dahl, "shelf-awareness.com"" "It's a delightful book." Marilyn Dahl, shelf-awareness.com" "Valerie Hobbs has not only filled a void in contemporary fiction, but Read more...

 
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