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"'Curiosity Killed the Sphinx' is a fine collection that gives readers much to think about." - The Midwest Book Review

"Holmes likes to use language vividly and originally ... [She] also uses patterns of imagery to convey her themes. In one of my favourite stories, 'Nuts and Bolts', a childfree couple choose not to spend a holiday with friends..."  Ruth Latta, The Compulsive Reader

" The stories aren't ghost stories, but there's an eerie coolness in Holmes's work ...In every story, there is something lurking just beyond the edges of eyesight." -  E. D. Watson, Front Porch Journal

From the Author

A couple clashing with early computers, a divorced woman finding her scattered family to be strangers, a girl running away to the shop where her parents' antiques were sold, Midwestern college students in weather and water emergencies - these are some of the conflicts examined by the author. Past solutions tempt these characters as they consider contemporary choices.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Press Americana (May 21, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0982955839
  • ISBN-13: 978-0982955833
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,016,529 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Katherine L. Holmes lives in Duluth, Minnesota, where, besides writing, she works with used books. She has an M.A. in Writing from the University of Minnesota, obtained after stints in publishing and newspaper reporting. Her first published book, The House in Windward Leaves, became a Finalist in both the 2013 Next Generation and the National Indie Excellence book awards. More about her and her other books can be found at her website:

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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By murti on January 6, 2013
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I read it twice. I am gonna read it again. I loved it. Great stories. I recommend this book to anyone.
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