Thursday, September 8, 2011

State Fair (on compact disc)

State Fair
by Earlene Fowler [Compact Disc Fowler]

It's county fair time. Bennie Harper Ortiz splits her time between working at the Sinclair Folk Art Museum and Artists Co-op booth and escorting her great-aunt Garnet around the exhibits. When a replica of a Harriett Powers story quilt is stolen and a fairgoer is found murdered at the Piebald Farm exhibit Bennie investigates and Garnet is her eager assistant. They sort through a list of suspects with a variety of motives. Fowler paints a great picture of the hustle and bustle of a fair. Carnies calling out to passersby to come try their luck at games of chance. The aroma of fair food wafts through the air. 4-Hers proudly show their cattle and hogs in hopes of winning the grand champion trophy. This delightful book, filled with homespun charm, is a blue ribbon winner. [If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try the works of Elizabeth Lynn Casey, Monica Ferris and Amanda Lee.] -- recommended by Donna G. - Virtual Services Department

[Also available in regular print and Large Print formats.]

[ official State Fair page on the official Earlene Fowler web site ]

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