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Evening Street: A Bell Elkins Novella

(Bell Elkins #4.5)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  156 ratings  ·  15 reviews
By day, she's a tough-minded prosecutor in Raythune County, West Virginia, a region scarred by poverty and prescription drug abuse. By night, Bell Elkins takes on a softer role. She volunteers at an auxiliary intensive care unit where nurses deal with the youngest and most vulnerable victims of drug abuse: the children born to mothers addicted to painkillers.

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ebook, 75 pages
Published December 8th 2015 by Minotaur Books
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Christine
Aug 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Julia Keller can do no wrong in my eyes. I love everything about Bell Elkins and the way of life in Acker’s Gap. This should be a must read series, for fans of quality small town law and order.

Evening Street is a short novella, set in between Last Ragged Breath and Sorrow Road. Bell works hard as an attorney during the day. Every so often, she gives a little of her time to charity. She volunteers at Evening Street, a free medical facility dedicated to supporting babies born to addicts. Drug
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Diana
Oct 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very well-written and timely story that will break your heart.
Marcia Schilling
Sep 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good!
Daphne Lewis
Dec 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: k
A shorter read to fill in between the Bell Elkins series books.
Cynthia Townsend
This story was a good idea but would have been much better as a full length novel. There just isn't enough space to develop the story.
Karen
Mar 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Book about the effect of drug abuse and the children born to a mother who take pain pills. Very interesting. Very short period
Jackie
Feb 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Short story about infants.
Cindy Crawford
Jun 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome always.
Kathy
Dec 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Evening Street is a novella in the Bell Elkins series by author Julia Keller. I am a huge fan of this series set in West Virginia.

Bell Elkins is a prosecutor in Acker's Gap, West Virginia. The mountains of West Virginia where Bell lives, are filled with broken, ragged people. Many of the citizen there, who are caught up in a cycle of despair and hurt, are addicted to prescription drugs. Sadly many babies of addicts are born addicted and require very special care. Bell has been volunteering with
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Richard
Nov 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
What clever Novella that encapsulates everything that is important to Keller's central character Attorney Bell Elkins in Acker’s Gap, West Virginia.
Part of Bell's life we didn't appreciate previously was her "volutary work" at a clinic for babies born with their mother's addiction to pain killers.
'It was a good place to go at the end of a long and complicated workday. Not because it was a happy place— God knows it could never be that— but because it instantly sucked all the self-pity out of you,
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Jo Anne
I'm a big fan of Julia Keller and have waiting impatiently for each new installment of Bell Elkins adventures. So I was pleased to see a novella called Evening Street.

As always, the writing is excellent but I just couldn't get into the story. I hate to sound heartless but I just have no interest in stories featuring children. Having said that, I was happy to learn a little more about Bell; we all know she is tough and prickly, so seeing her tender side was nice.
Heidi
Jan 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this short novella by Julia Keller. Evening Street is where the babies go whose mothers are addicted to prescription drugs. It is a heart tugging book. A must read to any fan of Bell Elkins.

Plus there is a tidbit of her new book coming out in August. I am already excited to read the next full length installment of this series.
Holly
Dec 29, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Short story in one of my favorite series
Marlene Frisbie
Mar 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Julia Keller does an excellent job of teaching us to love the tough landscapes and citizens of small town West Virginia.
Jill Tharp
Jan 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love these books...even the short ones. Kinda gritty reality, but still great.
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Julia was born and raised in Huntington, West Virginia. She graduated from Marshall University, then later earned a doctoral degree in English Literature at Ohio State University.

She was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University and has taught at Princeton and Ohio State Universities, and the University of Notre Dame. She is a guest essayist on The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer on PBS and has been a
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