Three Sides Water by Peter Donahue
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is a collection of three novellas, all set at different times on the Olympic Peninsula. Overall they are slow burns, so I read one at a time between other readers. Since I'm going to Washington in June, and since I'm from the northwest (and have spent time a few summers on the OP), I enjoyed the particular placeness of all three.
"On Rialto Beach"
Rialto Beach is near Quillayute River, now protected as part of the Olympic National Park, right on the Pacific Ocean. A bunch of circus performers come here for a vacation from their lives of performing, and there is a disappearance. Or is it a murder?
"At Fort Worden"
Set in the early 1970s during the Vietnamese-American War, a boy lives (and escapes from) a juvenile detention center.
"Out of Shelton"
Very 21st century based on all the social media, the grandson of a lumber company owner wants to be Bing Crosby.
Thanks to the publisher for providing early access to the title through Edelweiss. The collection came out May 1, 2018.
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