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Standing in the Whale's Jaw: A Novel (Paperback)
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Standing in the Whale's Jaw: A Novel (Paperback)

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Paperback 250 Pages / Published: 01/06/2013
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Fifteen-year-old Elsa Byrd is on the verge of becoming a woman in the summer of 1935. It seems to her that, in a world run by men, coming of age is more of a curse than a blessing. Elsa feels powerless when her father enters the tuberculosis sanitarium and she's forced to live on her grandparents' farm. When she stumbles upon a stranger hiding in the barn, it's a welcome diversion as hiding him becomes an intoxicating secret. When a dead girl is discovered floating in a dory, it quickly shifts from the kind of secret Elsa wants to hug close, to the kind she doesn't dare let out. Her mentor, Lavinia Twigg, joins the police investigation and Elsa's caught between silence and disclosure, trust and doubt, risk and fear.

Publisher: Tightrope Books
ISBN: 9781926639611
Number of pages: 250
Dimensions: 203 x 127 x 17 mm


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"Nineteen thirties rural New Brunswick shines in this multi-layered, coming-of-age murder mystery. The lives of women, and the expectations surrounding them, are portrayed with insight and sympathy. I hope we hear from Elsa Byrd and Lavinia Twigg again--they make a first-rate detective team." --Laurie Glenn Norris, author, "Haunted Girl: Esther Cox and the Great Amherst Mystery"


"A swirling, twisting tale of intrigue. Two bright and daring young women weave through a cast of characters . . . to solve one great mystery and open their minds to a greater one. A thoroughly enjoyable read, it's a rollicking ride with many surprises along the way." --Linda Little, author, Scotch River
"A dark, sweet, twisted, and sensual suspense. With its deftly crafted setting and a cast of characters who linger long after the last page, Leveille delivers." --Nadine Doolittle, author, Iced Under

"Nineteen thirties rural New Brunswick shines in this multi-layered, coming-of-age murder mystery. The lives of women, and the expectations surrounding them, are portrayed with insight and sympathy. I hope we hear from Elsa Byrd and Lavinia Twigg again--they make a first-rate detective team." --Laurie Glenn Norris, author, Haunted Girl: Esther Cox and the Great Amherst Mystery

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