Walter's Muse

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Endicott & Hugh Books, Feb 1, 2012 - Fiction - 285 pages
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"It's the first summer of her retirement and librarian Maggie Lewis is relishing the unfolding of sweet summer days on Vashon Island: walking on the beach, reading the classics, and kayaking. But in June when a sudden storm hits the island, Maggie's summer becomes about as peaceful as navigating whitewater. Not only does her wealthy sister arrive uninvited with a startling announcement, but Maggie finds herself entangled with her new Baker's Beach neighbor, Walter Hathaway. A famous children's author and recovering alcoholic, Walter has a history with Maggie they would each like to forget."--P. [4] of cover.

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Loved this book! First, it is about love found by folks my age (over 50!). Second, it kept me glued to the pages...I wanted to know more. Lastly, it had a great ending, but not so predictable that I would have said I had guessed it before the end. Thanks to Jean Davies Okimoto for a great book! Read full review

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Maggie, who just retired from teaching at age 65, has given herself the summer to relax and decide what she wants to do with the rest of her life. Nothing turns out as she'd planned. Great story. Kept ... Read full review

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Jean Davies Okimoto is an author and playwright whose books and short stories have been translated into Japanese, Italian, Chinese, Korean, German and Hebrew. She is the recipient of numerous awards including Smithsonian Notable Book, the American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults, the Washington Governor's Award, and the International Reading Association Readers Choice Award.

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