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Returning to Denver

4.5 of 5 stars 4.50  ·  rating details  ·  2 ratings  ·  2 reviews
RD McHattie's debut novel, Returning to Denver, re-casts the traditional coming-of-age story to the post-graduate years, as a talented Smith College grad returns home to find her footing in an art career, society and marriage. Her search becomes encumbered by a hidden arrangement among those closest to her, involving significant art historical connections. Set in contempor ...more
Paperback, 292 pages
Published October 19th 2009 by Zyxalon Press
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Returning to Denver by RD McHattie is a smart and eclectic novel that incorporates elements of a good mystery with that of the coming of age genre. Diane Quinnell, a recent graduate of the prestigious Smith College, is optimistic about her future as a designer; however, she experiences a number of unpleasant encounters that opens her eyes to the underside of the art world and design business. Intuition, reflection, wit, and support from friends and her peppy artist mom keep Diane sane as she wea ...more
Nathanael Hall
Full disclosure: the author is a friend of mine.

I would recommend this book even if I have no dog in this fight. In fact, it's awesome and you should totally buy it.

In fact, the only minor complaint I have with the book has nothing to do with the writing. My only quibble is the packaging. You see 14th century needlepoint art and a blurb from Penn Jillette, amongst others. Cool. But there's no story summary. I realize this is trivial but after being a freelance book critic for several years, yo
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