By Jo Dereske
Librarian extraordinaire omit Helma Zukas wakes up at the morning of her forty-second birthday within the throes of a couple of midlife problem. Her championing a suite of neighborhood authors' works ignites a firestorm of jealousy and anger in Bellehaven. She's blackmailed by way of her conniving boss, library director may possibly Apple Moon, into attending workforce counseling classes - and of the members ensue useless. An obnoxiously bubbly new librarian is popping the pinnacle of Helma's longtime admirer, Police leader Wayne Gallant. And worst of all, her uncuddly pussycat significant other, Boy Cat Zukas disappears.
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And not just because the crowd, which had been closing in on her, faltered as if a challenge had been issued from the castle to a pitchfork-wielding mob. There were people on earth who somehow managed not exactly to trivialize problems but who put them in perspective merely by their presence. And although Ruth lived in a cyclone of 36 JO DERESKE problems of her own manufacture, Helma had to admit Ruth was one of those people. They had known each other since they were ten years old in Scoop River, Michigan, when Ruth’s frustrated parents had sent her to St.
I’m just tired,” Helma assured her. ” Jason asked, holding an arm out to Aunt Em. The room had nearly cleared. “Bye now,” Aunt Em called over her shoulder as she smiled up at Jason and took his arm. ” “I’m counting on it,” Ruth told her, waving before she turned back to Helma. ” “Nothing, really. My purse is . ” Helma looked up, saw Aunt Em holding up one hand, using it to block people’s view of her. She jabbed her index ﬁnger in the direction of Chief of Police Wayne Gallant, standing in the doorway talking to BOOKMARKED TO DIE 41 Glory Shandy.
New. Blue. I look like one of those circus clowns when I get out of it. ” Ruth’s voice dropped and she turned her face toward the view of Washington Bay. “Inside and out. You’d like it. ” When Helma arrived at the library, Ms. Moon was changing the saying over the staff bulletin board. “Books are the basis of all social progress,” read the quote which Ms. Moon had printed on colored paper decorated by daisies and sunﬂowers. ” Helma asked. “Most deﬁnitely not,” Ms. Moon said. ” Helma wasn’t so sure about that, but she resolved to look it up and give the author proper credit.