Monoosook Valley Author:Elisabeth Hyde "Elisabeth Hyde's debut novel, Her Native Colors, was hailed by John Irving for a technique of storytelling 'so precise and polished that it doesn't resemble a first novel at all.'" — Set in a small New Hampshire town in the year 1971, Hyde's second noved tells the story of a thirty-five-year-old woman--and mother of two teenage children--coming ... more »out of the deep freeze she's been in since the untimely death of her husband twelve years earlier.
For a local girl like Shirley Morrison, there's nothing wrong with the status quo. Sure, she sometimes feels lonely. Sure, her kids are smoking too much dope. And sure, her daughter is right when she calls Monoosook 'one big clique.'
But suddenly the rules and routines that have comforted Shirley for the last decade dissolve in the course of one snowy evening.
With enormous insight and good humor, Elisabeth Hyde brings us back to the pivotal year of 1971--from organic bread all the way to an antiwar movement that changed our country's history."« less