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Alibi Creek (Paperback) (Bev Magennis)

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"Magennis is a yarn spinner with a passion for the southwestern wilderness, the people who inhabit unlimited space, and drama created in a setting that allows for complete freedom. A book that will take you to a wild place, seldom visited and captivatingly portrayed."JEFFERY RENARD ALLEN, author of Song of the Shank and Rails Under My Back"In Alibi Creek, Bev Magennis captures the grit and sinew of men and women raised in the hardscrabble West. The land produces both good and evil, and Magennis's characters as well as her story are as authentic as the sagebrush of the western landscape."SANDRA DALLAS, New York Times bestselling author of True Sisters"a quiet novel about boundaries and belonging and facing up to when the old excuses no longer wash."CHARLIE QUIMBY, author of Monument Road"This stunning debut transforms and arrests the reader, the story stays with you long after you turn the last page."LIBBY FLORES, PEN Center USAFollowing a two-year prison stint, charming and wily Walker returns to his family's New Mexico ranch, where his pious older sister Lee Ann is busy caring for their mother, raising two sons, and grappling with unethical workplace demands. Walker's illegal activities quickly incite chaos in the town and Lee Ann's marriage, leading to drastic transformations of beliefs, identities, and relationships.Bev Magennis was born in Toronto, Ontario, and immigrated to the US in 1964. She received her MA in Art from the Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, California. After a thirty-five-year career as an artist, she started writing, inspired by the land and people in the New Mexico wilderness where she lived for seventeen years. In 2009 she was accepted to the Iowa Writers' Workshop Summer Graduate Class and in 2010 was awarded an eight-month Pen USA Emerging Voices Fellowship. In 2011 she received a Norman Mailer Writers Colony Fiction Fellowship. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Number of Pages: 274.0
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Literary
Series Title: Alibi Creek Tales
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Consortium Book Sales & Dist
Author: Bev Magennis
Language: English
Street Date: March 15, 2016
TCIN: 50240872
UPC: 9781937226558
Item Number (DPCI): 248-04-6332

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