Jo Barney

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December 23

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Jo Barney Kent Haruf's lovely older couple in Our Souls at Night, Addie Moore and Louis Waters. Tender, loving, but delicate relationship, and also, sad. Felt…moreKent Haruf's lovely older couple in Our Souls at Night, Addie Moore and Louis Waters. Tender, loving, but delicate relationship, and also, sad. Felt so real. As an older woman, I can relate to Addie's knocking on Louis's door and what followed. Wonder if I will ever have the courage.(less)
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Never Too Late

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The Runaway

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Uprush

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Her Last Words

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Graffiti Grandma

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The Solarium

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Maybe it’s the smoke graying the air and the hills lining our windows. Maybe it’s the muffled quietness of the house, the streets outside, the subdued rooms in our apartment, so silent that my husband is asleep with the NY Times in his lap.  Bored, I sip my third cup of coffee trying to focus on the To Do list in front of me.
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The Solarium (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 22, 2012 10:45AM
Description: Four women retreat to a beach house to gossip, laugh, compare upper-arm flab, to drink wine, to remember parts of the forty years they've been friends. Madge, however, asks something more of the other three, a request so frightening, so impossible that they cannot imagine agreeing to it. But they do, because true CHAPTER Ofriendship you hep a friend even though when you don't want to.
Graffiti Grandma, Chapter One (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: An old lady who removes graffiti from mailboxes meets a goth girl who most likely sprayed it there. They, despite their differences, manage to find and defeat the serial killer who has been preying on the homeless kids living in the nearby park and in the forest surrounding the town.

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message 2: by Jo

Jo Barney Nikki, you've mentioned email, a blog, links and I have no idea how to access any of these things. I am so new to this site, and I am not sure even why I'm here and who, besides you, I might communicate with. Maybe I should poke around a little? Or we can talk? JO


message 1: by Nikki

Nikki Broadwell Hi Jo,
Since you have a book out you can have an author page on Goodreads--just write an e-mail to them and they'll send you the info--I also have my blog here now and with a link to my authorinprogress blog--I have an author page but no stats as yet...


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