One Part Angel
By George Shaffner
(Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Hardcover, 9781565124578, 350pp.)
Publication Date: March 2006
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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Welcome to Ebb, Nebraska--home of the Corn Palace, the Quilting Circle, the Come Again Bed and Breakfast, and Wilma Porter and her indomitable gang of friends. Loretta Parsons, Wilma's bestfriend and the owner of the Bold Cut Beauty Salon, called thetown "the Last Oasis of Nice."And it is.
But Ebb also has more than its share of troubles. Loretta isin a coma and her salon is burned to the ground. Wilma'sgrandson, Matt, is in the county jail awaiting sentencing forarson and attempted murder. Clem Tucker, the richest man intown, is cooking up a business deal that could have dire consequencesfor everyone. Even the powerful Quilting Circle, which includes almost every woman in Ebb, is at its wit's end.
Wilma's prayers for help are answered when the mysterioustraveling salesman Mr.Vernon Moore returns to save theday . . . and a life or two while he's at it.