Thursday, February 20, 2014

Book Beginning: When Patty Went Away


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I used to think if you didn't take a breath, or didn't blink, or didn't make any other kind of move, nothing would ever change, and you could hold onto that moment and that day, and you could count on it.

When Patty Went Away by Jeannie Burt, published by Muskrat Press.

Jeannie Burt's debut novel takes place in 1976, in eastern Oregon wheat country.  When a local teenager goes missing, no one seems to care except for Jack, the father of the girl's only friend.  Although Jack is struggling to keep his farm afloat and his family together, he sets out to find the missing girl.

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