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ODD NUMBERS [Kindle Edition]

M. Grace Bernardin
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Book Description

Is it possible to find love in the heart of the Midwest between a strip mall and a cornfield? This is the quest of three friends who meet in the 1980s at the Camelot Apartments, located amidst the suburban sprawl of the southern Indiana town of Lamasco.

Frank, who moves from the East coast to Lamasco to start a market research firm, is a well-bred, charming, polished Ivy Leaguer with a penchant for classical music. Vicky, the noisy downstairs neighbor who is constantly trying to drown out Frank's classical music with rock and roll, is a tough-talking, whisky-guzzling, Harley-riding lady bartender from western Kentucky with a reckless spirit and a haunted past.

Between Frank and Vicky is Allison, an image-conscious, self-improvement junkie who gives up a promising marketing career in Chicago to return to her hometown of Lamasco at the urging of her high school sweetheart and fiancé, with whom she has long since fallen out of love.

An unlikely friendship forms between Allison and Vicky as they discover that underneath their very different veneers, they have many similarities, one of those being a secret passion for their neighbor, Frank.

Odd Numbers spans twenty-plus years and ultimately culminates with the startling collision that reconnects this odd love triangle.

“Touching, clever, and at times delightfully off the wall, Odd Numbers is a gulp of fresh air. Readers will be hard pressed to remain at arm’s length from Vicky, Allison, and Frank, because, after all, they are like us—flawed but hopeful.

“Bernardin’s prose reminds me of Willa Cather, her descriptions elegant but not blustery or garish. Those among us who esteem a well-crafted sentence have a new wordsmith to add to our list of favorite writers. Odd Numbers is a finely crafted story of the human heart.”
- Mike Whicker, author of the bestseller, Invitation to Valhalla and Blood of the Reich

"An inspiring read, courageously honest and full of hope for all of the flawed...deeply thoughtful characters revealing inner virtues and vices, outward strengths and weaknesses, climaxing in a sublime symphony of charity." - Judy Lyden, author of PORK CHOPS

An unusual love story set in the Midwestern southern Indiana town of Lamasco, Odd Numbers is a poignantly witty story of love as three friends seek redemption, restoration, meaning, and belonging in a world of isolation.

“In my line of work you’ve got to look out for the odd numbers…Hospitality is what’ it’s all about. A place where everybody feels welcome–no one’s left out…maybe we can make little places in the world where all are welcome, even the odd numbers.” – Excerpt from Odd Numbers

About the Author

M. Grace Bernardin majored in Communications and Religious Studies at the College of Mount Saint Joseph's and has a M.S. in Counseling from the University of Evansville. She has worked in Human Relations and Pastoral Care and she lives in Evansville, Indiana, with her husband, John, and their two sons.

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About the Author

M. Grace Bernardin majored in Communications and Religious Studies at the College of Mount Saint Joseph's and has a M.S. in Counseling from the University of Evansville. She has worked in Human Relations and Pastoral Care and she lives in Evansville, Indiana, with her husband, John, and their two sons.

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  • File Size: 1091 KB
  • Print Length: 556 pages
  • Publisher: BIRD BRAIN PUBLISHING (June 23, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003TQKVX8
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #848,338 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Compelling characters November 1, 2010
By Patty S
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
The writer makes you believe and identify with her characters. You want to know what happens to them with the choices they make in their complicated lives. You find yourself hoping, worrying and caring about them.

Our book club, of women of all ages who have read hundreds of books,loved this book and discussed it for hours. A long book that reads quickly and holds your attention.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Heart-warming, must read! November 5, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
M. Grace Bernardin's Odd Numbers was a wonderful treat! I found myself pulled into this compelling story from the start and even felt like I was living in the Camelot apartment building along with Frank, Allison, and Vicky. Despite their differences, each character found a way into my heart and mind. I honestly fell for each of them, and at times, couldn't decide who I was rooting for more. I couldn't wait to see what would happen next. The characters were flawed, but loveable, making them ones that readers will identify with and appreciate. I would highly recommend this novel for anyone who aspires to truly judge a person by their character, for anyone who appreciates the nature of enduring love, or for anyone who has ever believed in second chances. Odd Numbers is a heart-warming, intriguing, difficult-to-put-down story! I didn't want it to end! Hats off to Ms. Bernardin!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Odd Numbers February 2, 2010
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Odd Numbers contains a truly compelling story to which anyone who has loved or been loved can relate. The interesting structure of the novel along with the brilliant writing style captured my attention from cover to cover. Warning: you'll have a difficult time putting it down!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Caricatures and endless dialogues April 4, 2012
By Halvena
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This book was free and had only five star reviews (4) so I downloaded it. Sorry, but I can't make it past 23% in spite of the good reviews.

Why? Well first of all the characters are not realistic or believable, they are all caricatures: An attractive college-educated young woman who speaks fluent French and always will speak up for the less fortunate. A constantly sleep-deprived doctor who goes to a pool party dressed in hospital clothes with a stethoscope around her neck. A chain-smoking slob and pack rat who disturbs the whole building with music all night long and has some really strange friends, but who suddenly is capable of giving a crash course in wine-tasting! A fat gossip-loving busybody with a ridiculous hairdo who keeps tabs on all the neighbours.

The second issue with this book is that the conversations go on for ever. In the beginning of the story a married couple are bickering, and it goes on and on for pages, which doesn't add anything to the story, that the marriage no longer is a happy one is very soon obvious. A later chapter deals with their very first conversation years earlier, of course a much more pleasant one, but this also goes on for ages - to absolutely no avail. Same for the above mentioned wine-tasting where the whole conversation is related verbatim page after page...

As for the weird characters, well fiction is fiction so they could pass, but I really think that some editor should have demanded a 25% (at least) reduction in the number of pages, preferably by cutting a lot of the dialogues.
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M. Grace Bernardin majored in Communications and Religious Studies at the College of Mount Saint Joseph's and has a M.S. in Counseling from the University of Evansville. She has worked in Human Relations and Pastoral Care and she lives in Evansville, Indiana, with her husband, John, and their two sons.

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