Letter From Home

Letter From Home

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Penguin Putnam
In the summer of 1944, Gretchen Gilman was working as a reporter at the local newspaper. Her assignments weren't very exciting, but it was a good opportunity for a young woman with talent and ambition to spare. That summer everyone was talking about Faye Tatum, who was found dead in her own living room. Gretchen had known Faye, and she'd known that the circumstances of Faye's life and death were much different than people imagined. Gretchen was determined to uncover the truth once and for all-even if it meant writing a story that would haunt her for the rest of her life...

Baker & Taylor
Working at the local newspaper during the summer of 1944, Gretchen Gilman investigates the mysterious death of Faye Tatum, found dead in her own living room, supposedly murdered by her husband, a World War II veteran.

Blackwell North Amer
World-renowned journalist G. G. Gilman does her best not to think of the past. But one day she gets a letter - sent from the small Oklahoma town where she grew up - that brings it all back. Memories of people she had once known and loved dearly - and of the sultry summer when her life changed forever...
In the summer of 1944, Gretchen Gilman was working as a reporter at the local newspaper. Her assignments weren't very exciting - she mostly wrote about local boys just back from the war - but it was a good opportunity for a young woman with talent and ambition to spare. Gretchen knew better than anyone what people in town were talking about. And that summer they were talking about Faye Tatum.
Just hours after Faye was found dead in her own living room, the speculation began. Murdered, people said, by her jealous husband - just back from the war - who hadn't been seen since the night of her death. A woman, they whispered, who got what she deserved. Shouldn't have been dancing down at the bar - and with a different man every night. Just imagine! What kind of example is that for her daughter? It seemed like the gossip would never stop...
But Gretchen knew a different Faye - the talented artist, the devoted mother, the kind, fun-loving neighbor. She knew the circumstances of Faye's life and death were much different than people imagined - and she was determined to uncover the truth once and for all. Even if it meant writing a story that would haunt her for the rest of her life.

Baker
& Taylor

Working at the local newspaper during the summer of 1944, Gretchen Gilman, a talented and ambitious young reporter, investigates the mysterious death of Faye Tatum, found dead in her own living room, supposedly murdered by her WWII veteran husband.

Publisher: New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2003
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780425191798
0425191796
Branch Call Number: F HAR
Characteristics: 262 p. ; 22 cm

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djcminor
Jul 12, 2015

I have read a number of books by Carolyn Hart. Letter from Home differs from the other cozy mysteries. I like the story and the way it moves from the past to the present. A good read!

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Feb 11, 2010

I am not sure what to say about this novel--I did enjoy reading it, but there is no mystery here. It gave me insight into what it must have been like in small-town America during WWll . Childhood friends and schoolmates came home damaged or not at all. But I felt the "whodunnit was obvious.

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