If youâ€™d like a book to keep you up past your bedtime, look no further. Set in rural Wisconsin during an unforgiving winter in the early 1900â€™s, we meet Ralph Truit, patriarch of the town which bears his name. What he has is money and power. What he craves is a wife, a reliable wife, and he advertises for one in the local newspaper. His ad is answered by Catherine Land, who is not the person she purports to be. Most telling quotes; â€œShe knew a good deal more about what was to happen than he did,â€ and â€œShe knew the end of the story.â€ You, too, will want to find out what Catherine knows and in doing so will be mesmerized by Mr. Goolrickâ€™s use of language, and a plot with several twists that I won't give away here. Check catalog for availability.
Submitted by Jacki @ MPL Central