- File Size: 849 KB
- Print Length: 321 pages
- Publisher: Author (May 1, 2009)
- Publication Date: May 1, 2009
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B002BNLTZE
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,528,934 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
A Picket Fence in Pawpaw Kindle Edition
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|Length: 321 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
|Page Flip: Enabled||
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With an old-time flavor in the dialogue, a grandfather with a penchant for blowing bubbles, and a town with a knack for nicknames, Ms. Lauman introduces her readers to a place that time forgot; that is, until a young girl called "Mouse" becomes a grown woman strong enough to wear her given name, Minella.
Mouse tells her coming-of-age story in a voice reminiscent of Scout Finch in Harper Lee's classic, To Kill a Mockingbird. The pre-teen's keen eye misses little about the changes which the building of a large house brings to PawPaw, changes that only make sense to Mouse when she is a young mother herself.
It is one of the oddest PawPaw patriots, Maxine, who gives Mouse the "key" to the mysteries of PawPaw, but a few decades pass before Mouse opens the lock and finds the truth behind all the stories she'd heard as a chlld.
What Mouse discovers is "a thing of beauty and significance in the middle of banality," a theme woven throughout this simple story which is told with humor and a writer's gift of gab.
Ms. Lauman has written a book that offers one a leisurely read. The images are of a place without neon signs and light-polluted skies, where the sounds are soft and indigenous to nature, and the people know that happiness is the key to youth.
This is a book to enjoy out in the garden on a sunny Spring day, or lacking that, a book that brings the gardens of Spring to the reader by special delivery.