Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Virgin of Small Plains - Nancy Pickard

This book is haunting, both literally and metaphorically. Who was the beautiful young girl found naked and dead in the aftermath of a blinding snowstorm? Why was her face so brutally disfigured? And where is Mitch Newquist, the Judge's son? 

Abby Reynolds, daughter of the local doctor is still asking those questions seventeen years after the town buried the 'virgin' in their  Kansas plains cemetery. Did miracles really occur when someone visited her grave? Or had the years of myth just made it seem true?

Answers to questions begin to unfold when Mitch Newquist arrives back in town. Family secrets, long buried, are unearthed and shake the very foundation of Small Plains. A realistic, memorable book of misguided honor, horrific storms, and a touch of faith in the unknown.

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