The Edge of TownBook - 2001
Julie Jones knows what she is: a country girl, not beautiful but persentable, in skirts to long to be fashionable. A responsible young woman who has been raising her brothers and sisters since her mother's death and helping her father on their hardscrabble farm. As the country roars into the Jazz Age, neither her family nor the town of Fertile, Missouri, can remain untouched. Veterams have returned from the Great War. Crime has risen enough to warrant the town's hiring Corbin Appleby as police chief. And via the train from points south comes flirty Bridie Stuart, look for a new man to take care of her. Before the summer fades into golden autumn, tensions explode. A series of rapes send fear rippling through the town, and Birdie's schemes threaten to tear Julie's family apart. The Evan Johnson, who has been trying to win Julie's heart, is suddenly carged with murder.
Publisher: New York : Warner Books, 2001.
Branch Call Number: Gar
Characteristics: 370 p. ; 24 cm.