Janelle Meraz Hooper
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A Three-Turtle Summer

By Janelle Meraz Hooper


An entertaining book about women who stick together to help one of their own find her place in the world for herself and her daughter


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Fort Sill, Oklahoma, 1949...Grace and her five-year-old daughter, Glory, are living through A Three-Turtle Summer--a summer so hot the turtles are dying. It's also the summer that Grace's sisters and mother join forces with Grace to help her dump Dwayne, her abusive husband, who her sister Pauline says is, "Meaner than a rattlesnake and dumber than adobe."

     Besides her Hispanic (Latino) family, a rich list of characters also assist in her  escape, including: Sako, an American-born Japanese neighbor whose former home was the internment camp at Poston, Arizona; two gay dance instructors; a Negro gospel singer who sells lip-smackin' barbecue out of the trunk of her new orange Cadillac convertible; and Rudolf, her older sister's husband who's a colonel in the Army.

     This women's fiction story, set in the Southwest, will appeal to women everywhere who are looking with a good story with a happy ending.

            A Three-Turtle Summer is the first in the Turtle Trilogy. The second book in the trilogy, As Brown As I Want, The Indianhead Diaries is now available.




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323 pages, 6x9, Price $17.95

Book sellers discount: 25%

ISBN # 0-595-24375-4

MS Reader ISBN # 0-595-73742-0

Adobe e-book ISBN # 0-595-73743-9

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Janelle Meraz Hooper is a writer with a Hispanic (Latino) background. Originally from Oklahoma, she now lives south of Seattle.