Greetings From Nowhere

Greetings From Nowhere

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Aggie isn't expecting visitors at the Sleepy Time Motel in the Great Smoky Mountains. Since her husband died, she is all alone with her cat, Ugly, and keeping up with the bills and repairs has become next to impossible. The pool is empty, the garden is overgrown, and not a soul has come to stay in nearly three months. When she reluctantly places a For Sale ad in the newspaper, Aggie doesn't know that Kirby and his mom will need a room when their car breaks down on the way to Kirby's new reform school. Or that Loretta and her parents will arrive in her dad's plumbing company van on a trip meant to honor the memory of Loretta's birth mother. Or that Clyde Dover will answer the For Sale ad in such a hurry and move in with his daughter, Willow, looking for a brand-new life to replace the one that was fractured when Willow's mom left. Perhaps the biggest surprise of all is that Aggie and her guests find just the friends they need at the shabby motel in the middle of nowhere.

From an author long recognized for her true Southern voice and heartfelt characters, Greetings from Nowhere , with its four intertwining stories, brings Barbara O'Connor's work to a new level of sophistication.

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Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780374399375
0374399379
Branch Call Number: j F O'CONNOR
Characteristics: 198 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.

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bec314wis Oct 25, 2011

It was ok. I would have written the ending differently, but maybe the author did it that way so it could have a part 2?

LocketLibrarian Apr 02, 2011

A great quick read. Simply written with a nice underlying message. I really enjoyed this.

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