Land of a Hundred Wonders

By Lesley Kagen
(New American Library, Paperback, 9780451224095, 320pp.)

Publication Date: July 2008

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the August 2008 Indie Next List
“Gibby is what her grandpa calls NQR (Not Quite Right). But she is an investigative reporter and is determined to solve the murder mystery of the future governor of Kentucky so that she can become Quite Right again. You get the privilege of discovering the truth right alone with this wonderful heroine.”
-- Michelle Burcky, Cover to Cover Bookstore, Arlington, TN

From the national bestselling author of "Whistling in the Dark" comes another funny, poignant, unforgettable story.
The summer Gibby McGraw catches her big break, the cicadas are humming, and it's so warm even the frogs are sweating. Brain damaged after a tragic car accident that took both her parents, Gibby is now NQR (Not Quite Right), a real challenge for a fledgling newspaper reporter. Especially when she stumbles upon the dead body of the next governor of Kentucky, Buster Malloy.
Armed with her trusty blue spiral note-book, Gibby figures that solving the murder might be her best chance to prove to everyone that she can become Quite Right again. But she gets more than she bargained for when she uncovers a world of corruption, racism, and family secrets in small town Cray Ridge. Lucky for her, she's also about to discover that some things are far more important than all the brains in the world, and that miracles occur in the most unexpected moments.

About the Author
Lesley Kagen is an actress, voice-over talent, former restaurateur, sought-after speaker, and award-winning, "New York Times" bestselling author of six previous novels. Her work has been translated into seven languages. She s the mother of two and grandmother of two. She lives in a hundred-year-old farmhouse in a small town in Wisconsin.

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  1. As a result of her brain injury, Gibby interprets the world in a slightly different way than the rest of us do. For instance, the filter that "normal" people employ to keep themselves from saying things that are "inappropriate" is not fully functioning in Gib's brain. Do you ever wish you could be as honest as she is?

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