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Beyond the Ripples
Beyond the Ripples

Beyond the Ripples

FICTION

220 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $14.95 (CA $19.95) (US $14.95)

Publication Date: May 2019

ISBN 9781945805967

Rights: WOR

Bedazzled Ink Publishing (May 2019)

Price: $14.95
 
 

Overview

A multigenerational mystery set in the Pacific Northwest

Months after spying a bottle wedged into a fallen cottonwood snag in the Columbia River, Ernest pulls it from the river. The bottle's note connects Ernest, an old man living in a tiny Oregon town, to teenage Annie, and provokes a mysterious and sudden friendship between Ernest's daughter Amelia with Sarah, the daughter of the most recent resident of the home Annie once occupied. The two middle-aged women are keen to learn more about Annie and her secret, and in the process, they're forced to confront unfinished business with their mothers, intimate relationships, and regrets over life choices.

Author Biography

Dede Montgomery is a sixth-generation Oregonian and a certified industrial hygienist working in research at Oregon Health & Science University. Dede's family ties have instilled in her a deep connection to the land and curiosity about life in early Oregon. In her book, Dede explores the jumbled path of forgiveness, reconciliation, courage and gratitude, through the memories and stories stirred after her father's death. Dede lives with her husband in West Linn.