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The Mother Tongue

By Teri Holbrook

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Format: Paperback
Published In: India, 30 January 2001
Returning to her Georgia hometown, Gale Grayson sees the community altered by outsiders studying the area's most isolated residents who have their own dialect. When three men are murdered, shocking truths about people whose roots go back for generations are revealed. Gale must find out the secret before someone tries to silence her for good.

About the Author

Teri Holbrook received her PhD in language and literacy education from the University of Georgia and is an associate professor of early and elementary education at Georgia State University. She is also an award-winning mystery author whose debut novel, A Far and Deadly Cry, won an Anthony Award and an Agatha Award for Best First Novel. Her other novels include The Grass Widow, Sad Water, and The Mother Tongue.


"Teri Holbrook writes with grace and wit and with a keen eye for the small details that so enhance a story."-- Margaret Maron, Edgar Award-winning author of Home Fires Burning "Miss Holbrook's star is ascending in the mystery realm!"-- The Midwest Book Review Also by Teri Holbrook: Sad Water A Far and Deadly Cry, nominated for the Agatha and the Anthony Awards for Best First Novel The Grass Widow, nominated for the Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original Available from Bantam Books

EAN: 9780553577198
ISBN: 0553577190
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Dimensions: 17.5 x 10.5 x 2.3 centimetres (0.15 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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