Griselda Takes Flight : A Novel of Bright's Pond
Overview - Now that her morbidly obese sister, Agnes Sparrow, is comfortably dieting at the Greenbrier Nursing Home, Griselda learns to fly--literally--after a pilot makes an emergency landing and creates quite a ruckus in the otherwise sleepy town of Bright's Pond. Read more...
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Now that her morbidly obese sister, Agnes Sparrow, is comfortably dieting at the Greenbrier Nursing Home, Griselda learns to fly--literally--after a pilot makes an emergency landing and creates quite a ruckus in the otherwise sleepy town of Bright's Pond.
But Griselda's newfound freedom--and her flight time with handsome pilot, Cliff--is hampered by other happenings in town. Like the gold digger who prances around town and is supposedly engaged to Stella Kincaid's brother--the lottery winner who is in a coma. And there's Ivy Slocum's dog, Al Capone, whose adventures continue long after they should.
When Chief of Police Mildred Blessing starts investigating the gold digger, however, things really heat up--for Griselda and all the residents of the unique Pennsylvania hamlet called Bright's Pond
- ISBN-13: 9781426711572
- ISBN-10: 1426711573
- Publisher: Abingdon Press
- Publish Date: April 2011
- Page Count: 384
- Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 1.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.9 pounds
Novel of Bright's Pond #1
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In book three of the Bright's Pond series, Magnin gives Griselda Sparrow, sister of the physically large and pious titular character of The Prayers of Agnes Sparrow, center stage. As Griselda explores new personal freedom, with Agnes being cared for in a nursing home, an unfolding mystery dominates the town gossip. The country bumpkin language ("gee whilakers") returns to the scene, along with character names fit for a Roald Dahl tale ("Mildred Blessing"). Balancing kitschy fun with sober reality, Magnin tackles many adult themes throughout the novel: a caregiver's resentment, questions of fidelity, etc. Yet the playful style stands in the way of deeper character development; readers are taken through endless tales of pumpkin patches and treasure hunts that interrupt a more meaningful tale of a struggle for independence. Readers seeking an escape to a land where neighbors still wander into each other's kitchens will enjoy the "aw shucks" attitude and surprise ending. (Apr.)