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S mostly Midwesterners are bizarre but endearing A reform school graduate is placed in the care of her psychic aunt and in the servitude of a lucrative dog retrieval scheme A mother who has accepted her son’s modest employment selling blue jeans bemoans the above board lifestyle she discovers him leading as a wanted cri A devious and delightful excursion assembled in a collection of 12 short stories time frame late 80s and early 90s that put the fun back into dysfunctional Midwest locales Strong women Women in denial Women coping Perceptive children Complex children You’ll find them all in this short book

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The First Paper Girl in Red Oak Iowa StoriesMinal A rehab counselor lives vicariously through her already pregnant stepdaughter’s love affair with a drunk who spends his days in recovery and his nights in the barFull of wry wit tender sympathy and heartland attitude The First Paper Girl in Red Oak Iowa is as strange funny and poignant as the real world it resembl 2000 I bought the book second hand on a whim somehow assuming it was about a distant pastBut actually the stories apparently based loosely on the author's childhood are of an era no distant than my own childhoodI read halfway thru and then uit didn't seem interesting enough to continue