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The Mystic Market

3.67  ·  Rating details ·  24 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Being a plain Jane has never bothered Blair Wingfield, especially since it suits her job as a deputy sheriff. Ruggedly beautiful Jackson Hole, Wyoming, is a town on the edge of vast stretches of wilderness, and the present has caught up with a vengeance.

Never certain of her personal beliefs, Blair is plunged into anguish and questioning when the local high school’s star fo
Paperback, 288 pages
Published December 13th 2011 by Bella Books (first published September 20th 2011)
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Nov 01, 2016 rated it liked it
This was a quirky book. I found it refreshing that it was so different from the norm in dialogue and humor. Laughed out loud a few times. Not as smooth of a read as I usually like but it certainly broadened my horizons.
May 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Ruth Perkinson's latest novel solidifies her place as the voice of the displaced. From the beginning of her career with Vera's Still Point, to Breaking Spirit Bridge, Sterling Road Blues, to The Mystic Market, all of Perkinson's work is peopled with characters who live outside the main flow of traffic. IN this new book, Perkinson gives us a whole town full of misfits and outsiders, and somehow makes us think of them as our own. She makes us really look inside these loners and losers and lost, an ...more
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The author's use of language was idiosyncratic -- sometimes original and funny, sometimes just baffling. With a somewhat lighter touch, I think the book could have been smoother, less likely to jolt the reader out of the narrative flow. I was expecting more mystery elements, since our protagonist is a deputy sheriff -- but it is actually more of a fictional memoir combined with a romance.

The most compelling element to me was the relationship between Blair (the deputy) and her wheelchair-bound br
Mar 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Ruth Perkinson is one of my absolutely favourite authors. Her books are so different from anybody else's, and always make me laugh and cry. The Mystic Market is no exception! ...more
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Ruth Perkinson has a degree in English Education from Virginia Commonwealth University and taught both English and Creative Writing in Richmond, Virginia for many years.

She is a student of A Course in Miracles and meets with her study group each Monday night at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Glen Allen. Through her life experiences as a teacher, a spiritual seeker (and finder), and an advoca

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