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April Smith

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Here's the down and dirty: grew up in the Bronx, went to college in Boston, graduate school in California, back to Cambridge to write a first failed novel and learn how the world works by writing ad copy,west to Los Angeles in 1976 for a career writing and producing TV, until the writer's strike of 1988 when I wrote my first novel on spec, North of Montana. Two wonderful grown children and the best husband in the world, now of 34 years. Stable enough on the outside but take away swimming, writing, hiking, yakking with girlfriends, pet pooches, chocolate chip cookies (the gooey kind), British TV series and grapefruit Martinis -- well, don't.

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Fannie Flagg says, "You'll never forget" this moving story about five American women -- Gold Star Mothers -- who travel to France in 1931 to visit the graves of their sons who died during WW1.

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“The air was calm and insects had not yet risen off the water, that crisp time of morning before the sun strikes, when it is still cool enough to work out solutions to sticky problems.”
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message 3: by Jill

Jill Lovely to meet you, April, and thank you for your friendship.


message 2: by April

April Smith Hi Beth! Thanks for the welcome. I'm just getting into Goodreads, but it seems a great place.


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Beth Hi April,
Thanks for sending a Goodreads friend request to this fellow Western mystery author!


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