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The Story of Annie D.

3.94 of 5 stars 3.94  ·  rating details  ·  18 ratings  ·  3 reviews
In the beginning of this fine first novel, Annie D., the narrator, presents a rather gloomy picture of Wizen River, Nebraska--her hometown. Despite her bleak outlook, the town seems to be rather idyllic--until a series of random killings uproots the town. With her sharp tongue and good heart, Annie D. tries to make sense of it all.
Hardcover, 206 pages
Published June 1st 1989 by Houghton Mifflin
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On top, it is a story of murder and rape in a small town. More deeply, it is the story of the love of mothers for children, and all of the good and bad forms that love takes.
A memorable, evocative voice. Not suspenseful, exactly, but still brings surprises at the end.
Well-woven tale, rather obvious finish.
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Susan Taylor Chehak is a graduate of the University of Iowa Writers Workshop and the author of several novels, including The Great Disappointment, Smithereens, The Story of Annie D., and Harmony. Her short stories have appeared in Folio, Coe Review, Guernica Magazine, and The Adirondack Review, among other places.

Susan is also the driving force behind Foreverland Press, an e-book publisher devote
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