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Dorie La Valle: A Minnesota Story of Moonshine and Murder - A Novel {FIRST EDITION}

DesJarlais, Mary

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ISBN 10: 0878393668 / ISBN 13: 9780878393664
Editorial: North Star Press of Saint Cloud, Inc, Saint Cloud, Minnesota, 2011
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa blanda
Librería: Glued To The Tube Books (Minneapolis, MN, Estados Unidos de America)

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"In luminous prose and with a powerful sense of drama, Mary DesJarais brings us a new kind of hero in the person of Dorie La Valle who has the grit and brains to survive both the challenges of Prohibition as a moonshiner and the impossible odds of finding her way through the backroads of the human heart. DesJarais is a gifted storyteller, one who makes you lose yourself in a tale so fascinating you stay up all night reading and call in sick the next day, unable to forget the wonderful, heady mixture of beauty, humor, and brutal reality that saturate these pages. This novel announces Mary DesJarais as a bright star raising on the literary landscape. It will move, disturb, and haunt you in the best way with its poetic intensity, its originality, and its tough, no holds barred characters." {Jonis Agee}. This book has 316 pages. The book is a SIGNED AND DATED PRESENTATION copy from the author, Mary DesJarais. N° de ref. de la librería 062130

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Título: Dorie La Valle: A Minnesota Story of ...

Editorial: North Star Press of Saint Cloud, Inc, Saint Cloud, Minnesota

Año de publicación: 2011

Encuadernación: Pictorial Softcover

Condición del libro:Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author

Edición: First Edition

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"Born on the first day of 1900, Dorie finds herself at odds with the world and out of options. When she married Louie LaValle, a local man with an inherited farm, but not the talent or stamina to run it, Dorie is anchored in poverty, childless and tied to someone she doesn't love. Prohibition and desperation inspire Dorie to make and sell moonshine to the men in town; soon she makes more money than she ever dreamt possible. To expand production, she enlists freewheeling Victor, who builds a secret distillery in the woods. When Victor appears at her door with a gunshot wound, describing an ambush at the still, it's up to Dorie to protect her future--and Victor--against angry neighbors, a zealous sheriff and the Chicago mob."--P. [4] of cover.

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