The Mysteries of Soldiers Grove

The Mysteries of Soldiers Grove

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"The town of Soldiers Grove is nestled amongst the driftless hills of southwestern Wisconsin. Its winters are long, its warmer seasons bright and challenging. The population is fewer than 600, including those residing in the senior citizens home. Two of these seniors, Cyril and Louise, have come to live there. Unlikely as it may seem, for they come from very diverse backgrounds, they form a close friendship, and their growing attachment sparks them to adventures and unlikely locations. Ultimately they face frightening circumstances which test them to their limits, while binding and nurturing their growing love for one another. Instead of slipping gracefully away into old age, Cyril and Louise are compelled to protect themselves against a vicious threat when Balaclava, an out-of-town armed sociopath, relentlessly attempts to rob Cyril not only of his life savings but, if necessary, take his life as well. How they ultimately cope with this threat and resolve this crisis has the makings of a first-class thriller. This thoughtful, bitter-sweet love story represents and chronicles much about our world and the passage of time in this accomplished work by a prize-winning writer" --
Published: Sag Harbor, NY :, Permanent Press,, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781579623883
1579623883
Branch Call Number: F ZIM
Characteristics: 191 pages ;,22 cm

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wood7805
Jun 28, 2016

There is life after ....

It's a sad, funny, scary, lovely, touching story showing that a (somewhat) marginalized person and an aging yet spunky widow can become friends and caped crusaders. Excellent character development. After you've finished it a little knowing smile will light up your face every time you think of it.

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Bburggraf
Jun 28, 2016

This is the kind of book that is perfect for airplane reading. The characters are engaging and the fast paced story is a page turner. It reminded me of the importance of being "forever young".

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dlombardi55
Jun 28, 2016

Great read glad I came across this on the new and notable shelf.

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billp_4
May 31, 2016

This book has great writing and engaging characters. The setting and plot are surprising and unexpected. The people in this book reinforce the idea that the meaning of life should not be left up to the young. We are never too old for adventure!

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