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On the River (Bassville Stories #2)

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In late winter of 1985, the locals become restless as the thawing Wissipaw River strains against its banks. June Butterfield, Dottie Trayson and Arlyce Shanski secretly help a neighbor escape an abusive relationship. Mona Butterfield and Jake Paulick wrestle with jealousy and uncertainty in their relationship. World-famous bait shop owner Maw Cooper swindles a documentary ...more
Paperback, 257 pages
Published May 5th 2018 by Bridle Path Press
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Jun 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Another terrific book from Melissa Westemeier! She takes the reader back to Bassville, this time in the late winter. Mona is still front and center, but also we learn more about her mother, June, and what makes her tick. While there is still humor, especially at the bait shop with Maw, Westemeier tackles the darker subject of domestic violence in this book. One of the things I appreciate about the author is her resistance to tidying up everything with a neat bow; life and relationships are compl ...more
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