Book List in Order: 10 titles

  • A collection of short stories centered on the complications of love and the disorientation of grief. “A poignant assortment of stylistically daring stories.”Susan Taylor Chehak isn’t cowed by the notion of tackling the most exigent ...


  • "A woman hosts her free-spirit sister, who has returned home to deal with a family crisis. Another copes with her husband’s violent death while his mistress, who witnessed it, collects all the sympathy. A husband and wife, both on their second marr...


  • "It begins like a storm—with that pensive heavy stillness of dead air pressing in, with a soft rustle of the wind just barely stirring in the trees, a bruising over of the summer sky, a somber gray and yellow horizon glittery with lightning, bloate...


  • "How about if, for now, we skip the once upon a time? That, and who she was and where she was born, how she grew up with her mom (accountant) and her dad (actuary) in a world of numbers and dates and formulas and facts with one living sister (Janet, ...


  • Four critically acclaimed novels . . . A master of the Midwestern gothic . . . If you haven't discovered Susan Taylor Chehak: Welcome to Rampage.Once again, Chehak has mined her Midwestern roots and produced a highly charged novel where the questions...


  • The arrival of Frankie Crane, a girl with a past beyond her years, in the slow, small town of Linwood, Iowa, transforms sixteen-year-old May Caldwell's life, leading to sexual awakening, family ruin, and murder...


  • Bader Von Vechten returns to Cedar Hill, Iowa, to redeem the family name, destroyed by scandal years before, but a forbidden and destructive passion overpowers him, and sets events in motion that will cause history to horribly repeat itself. Reprint....


  • Strangely drawn to down-on-her-luck Lilly Duke, whose baby is the son of a Death Row murderer, happily married and well-respected Harmony resident Clodine Wheeler begins to leave little gifts for the shunned Lilly. Reprint....


  • A clear, dry voice, stripped of sentiment or passion, narrates an absorbing saga of love, madness and murder set in the small town of Wizen River, Neb. The voice belongs to long-widowed Annie Diettermann, who has also endured the death of two young s...






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