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True stories at the Smoky View : a novel

Author: Jill McCroskey Coupe
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : She Writes Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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After attending the funeral of her estranged friend Skip in Knoxville, Tennessee, Vrai (short for Vraiment), a forty-something art history librarian with sons of her own, rescues ten-year-old Jonathan, who has been abandoned with no shoes in the funeral home parking lot. The Blizzard of 1993 strands this unlikely duo at the Smoky View Motel, where, motivated in part by the unsolved murders of Jonathan's parents,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction
Fiction
Mystery fiction
Suspense fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jill McCroskey Coupe
ISBN: 9781631520518 1631520512
OCLC Number: 920452292
Description: 324 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Jill McCroskey Coupe.

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After attending the funeral of her estranged friend Skip in Knoxville, Tennessee, Vrai (short for Vraiment), a forty-something art history librarian with sons of her own, rescues ten-year-old Jonathan, who has been abandoned with no shoes in the funeral home parking lot. The Blizzard of 1993 strands this unlikely duo at the Smoky View Motel, where, motivated in part by the unsolved murders of Jonathan's parents, they begin to uncover the truth about Skip's death. With elements of mystery and intrigue, True Stories at the Smoky View is primarily a novel about relationships: the love Vrai feels for her husband and sons, all of whom have left home; her friendship with Skip, which she begins to see in a new light; and her deepening bond with Jonathan. For Vrai and Jonathan, this is a story of mutual rescue--one that results in new lives for them both.

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