By Dorie McCullough Lawson
The summer season of 1995 marks Kate Colter's 15th 12 months within the small city of Hayden, Wyoming. a brand new Englander at middle, Kate loves her husband and daughter and is keen on her acquaintances. but, privately, she feels disconnected from the folks round her. Then alongside comes Tom Baxter. Her mother-in-law's new suitor from "back East," Tom instantly attracts Kate in together with his light allure and fascinating dialog, like a bit piece of the house she so misses. yet inconsistencies in his tales are piquing Kate's curiosity—and a sequence of surprising and suspicious occasions is major her to a terrifying end that may ceaselessly shatter her lifestyles and the lives of these she loves.
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I breast-fed her and when she started eating food I steamed the vegetables and fruits myself and made our own baby food. I washed her clothes in Ivory Snow and then ran them through the machine again with no soap to be sure they were totally rinsed. I sang songs and I read books and whenever she cried I went to her right away.
George explained that anyone can take a reasonable amount of invertebrate fossils or petrified wood from BLM land (Bureau of Land • 36 • A LO N G CO M E S A ST R A N G E R Management), but vertebrate fossils can only be removed by scientific permit, and then they must go to a public collection. Lorraine talked with Clara, so I could listen better to what was being said behind me. ” Tom asked. “No, not if they’re on public land. ” “What about the rancher over in the Dakotas who sold the dinosaur to the museum in Chicago for ten million dollars?
He took his time to look at each of us individually, not as if he • 34 • A LO N G CO M E S A ST R A N G E R were sizing us up, but more like he might want a lasting picture in his mind. Rushed he was not—not by the commotion, or by the excitement of the day, or by Lorraine, who literally leaped from her chair and nearly danced around each of us making the introductions. People around us, and Clara, were intent on watching the parade, so there wasn’t much time for standing chitchat. Tom offered me his seat, I refused, and he insisted, so I sat down next to Lorraine.