A Baker’s Dozen: Author Talk and Book Signing

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Date(s) - 12/29/2012
2:00-pm - 4:00-pm

Library Auditorium


A Baker’s Dozen: 13 Tales of Murder and More is a compilation of short stories created over 30 years by Kingsport native and former Kingsport Times-News reporter Eleanor Cawood Jones. It includes two contributions by her mother, longtime Kingsport resident Dorothy Cawood Jones.

From murder in the mountains of Tennessee to the adventures of an all-woman air conditioning repair crew in Northern Virginia, a trip down the runway of a senior citizen beauty pageant, and the secrets revealed in the aftermath of a violent tornado, this page-turner is a blend of psychological suspense, surprise endings, satire, tearjerkers, and laugh-out-loud fun.

Stories include: “Dog’s Best Friend,” where a farmer’s wife is forced to make the ultimate decision between life and death; “Mrs. Gallagher,” the tale of an active 85-year-old who is not exactly what she appears to be; “The Sampler,” the co-author’s award-winning short story about a happy retired couple with a really big secret; and “What Do I Know?,” a first-person account by a very intelligent house cat who witnesses a brutal murder and lives to tell the tale.