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“Author Mary Coley deftly weaves Osage legend, Oklahoma Native American history, the distant memories of childhood, and family secrets to pull the reader into a haunting yet thrilling mystery.”
When Jamie Aldrich was eleven years old, she and her siblings spent the summer with her great aunt Elizabeth. She doesn’t remember what happened during that visit, and she’s avoided Pawhuska, Oklahoma, ever since. But when Elizabeth calls her thirty years later, begging her to come, Jamie arrives to find her great aunt frail and agitated, inexplicably claiming that her entire life was a sham. Now Elizabeth lies in a coma after what looks like an attempt on her life. Although Jamie has no idea who would want to harm her aunt, it’s clear that the danger hasn’t passed. Threatening notes appear in the house. Jamie meets with several strange “accidents.” And the longer she stays, the more she feels like she can’t trust anyone in Pawhuska — not even Sam, the first man she’s had feelings for since her husband died. Will Jamie be able to discover the truth before both she and Elizabeth are silenced forever?
Biography from the author:
“If Nature has anything to do with it – I’m all over it! From the time I fell in love with my first dog, Rusty, animals had me hooked. And from the minute I could spend time outside by myself, I was outside. Nature and Animals were my first loves, and I have been blessed to enjoy a long career where I combined those two loves with my other loves – writing and books.
As a nonformal educator, I have taught many different environmental topics at universities and schools, as well as trained volunteers working at natural sites. As a curriculum developer, I have created materials for use in non-traditional education settings and for teacher training. The book, Environmentalism: How You Can Make a Difference, published through Capstone Press, winner of the Oklahoma Writers Federation Inc. 1999 award for Best Juvenile Book, is just one of those creations.”
Thursday, November 21st
Music at the Mansion continues its seventh season of concerts.
Hyechka Tulsa and Tulsa Historical Society will present Trio Alesky, with pianist Alyson Eskitch, Cellist Louis Lynch and Violinist Paulo Eskitch, performing all three movements of Richard Danielpour’s “A Child’s Reliquary”. Soprano Meray Boustani will join the trio and sing four songs composed by American composer Amy Beach.
Free for THS members/students/children, $5/adult, $3/seniors
Tuesday, Nov. 19th
5:00 – Refreshments
5:30 – Meeting
“The State of the Society” – Michelle Place, Executive Director
“Ten Degrees of Separation in the THS Archives” – Ian Swart, Archivist and Curator of Collections
“Fitting It All Together: The Exhibit Selection Process” – Maggie Brown, Director of Exhibits and Education
Saturday, Nov. 16th
1:00 – 3:00 PM
Flowers by Mrs. Dehaven will be for sale, and John Brooks Walton will speak about the book and be available for signing. Don’t miss this opportunity to get the newest Walton book!
Admission is free for THS members, children, and students
From the inside cover of the new book:
“After my first visit to Mrs. DeHaven’s flower shop in 1954, I was fascinate with the ambiance, the history, and the beauty of the shop. Throught the years, I became acquainted with their friendly staff and in particular, Gwenn Whisenhunt, a long-time employee.
I soon developed the habit of driving by the shop to admire the shop’s wonderful and creative sindow displays. I had also heard of their historic archives and, upon writing a previous book that required photos of the 1920s, I called Gwenn for assistance. She quickly produced what I was needing and the next day I thought, ‘why not write a book about Mrs. DeHaven’s?’ I called Gwenn and said, ‘We are going to write a book!’”