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Subject: Have you read Carlene Thompson?
Date Posted: 11/12/2010 12:14 PM ET
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My personal challenge for 2010 is to read a book set in each state.  I'm having a hard time finding a book for West Virginia, but it looks like Carlene Thompson sets her books there.  Has anyone read her books?  Do you have a favorite?

Date Posted: 11/13/2010 1:19 PM ET
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Bump - surely someone has read something by this author!

Date Posted: 11/13/2010 1:41 PM ET
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I have not read Carlene Thompson but I have read The Coffin Quilt by Ann Rinaldi and that one is partially set in West Virginia. Excellent book!

Date Posted: 11/13/2010 2:36 PM ET
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Great - thanks, Sheila!

Date Posted: 11/13/2010 7:23 PM ET
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I have never read any of her books either, but I did look up some of her books and they sound really good.  I put her name on my author list so I can get some of her books.  Thanks for posting her name as I never heard of her.

Date Posted: 12/4/2010 11:01 PM ET
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Amy I have read a few and like them all.  You really can't go wrong.  If I had to choose I would suggest "If you ever tell" or "dont' close your eyes"

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Date Posted: 12/5/2010 5:11 AM ET
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I've read her as well.  I have If You Ever Tell and In the Event of My Death on my TBR pile. 

Just read the synopsis of both again again and think I'll move them up the pile. yes

I like your personal challenge.  Maybe I'll try it too.

Date Posted: 12/5/2010 9:02 AM ET
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That is a neat challenge.  Every year my challenge is to clear my TBR pile and I do it.  I need something new for 2011.  Amy can you share a list of authors that you've found from the states. I'm always looking for new authors.  Maybe there is someone there I haven't heard of.  Thanks !

Date Posted: 12/5/2010 7:25 PM ET
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Amy, I belong to a book club in our little town. One of our members presented a program on Carlene Thompson last February. Here's what I reported on her presentation:

Since encountering Carlene Thompson?s books  in the Tamarack Gift Shop near Bluefield, W.Va., club member ** now describes herself as a bona fide fan of this prolific author.

Thompson has churned out 13 action-packed thrillers in the past two decades. Her writing style, reminiscent of that of Mary Higgins Clark, is a skillful blend of mystery and suspense.

 A native of the Mountain State, Thompson holds a Ph.D. in English and taught at the University of Rio Grande from 1983-1989. She resides  in Point Pleasant, W.Va., with her family and an ever-expanding menagerie of adopted pets. Thompson continues to teach part-time at nearby Marshall University.