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Miss Alphie's Secret Paperback – December 3, 2010
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From the Back Cover
Why Are You Here?
I had been a gangly teenaged boy the last time I had heard her ask me that question; that was also the last time I had seen her, now nearly thirty-five years ago. Still, I knew it would be the way Miss Alphie Hamilton would greet me this evening. It was our ritual. Whenever she saw me, her first words would be "Why are you here?" My responsibility in the ritual was to come up with a different answer each time -- a sufficient answer, she would say. Sufficiently sassy to delight her, sufficiently clever to intrigue her, or sufficiently veiled to invite her mind to probe mine. I had spent the last five hours wondering how I would answer that question. I was no closer to an answer.
About the Author
David Johnson, Ph.D. is an assistant professor of social work. He writes nonfiction in the social policy arena. This is his debut novel. DJ, as his friends know him, lives with Dr. Nicodemus, a one-eyed chow/pug mix in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country.
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Just like Daniel Anderson and his boyhood friend Stuart, you'll enter a world of intrigue and mystery that revolves around a "little old lady," Miss Alphie, and the ramshackle house that she lives in. Why have Daniel and Stuart been called to Miss Alphie's side? And what might their old friend have in store? You'll just have to read Miss Alphie's Secret to find out.
What I can say is that it's very easy to become engrossed in Daniel and Stuart's world, especially when the author is able to make such a wonderful "yarn." I can't wait for the next book in the series, Omega Burning, comes out! It's sure to be another smash hit!