The Constant Child by K. M. Edwards

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A recent widow with grown children retires, moving from Chicago to a small Missouri river town reconnect with the extended family her parents deserted years before - family that she hasn't communicated with since she was thirteen years old. She buys and renovates a farm house on some property outside of town and begins to build a new life for herself. Hoping that she can go home again she works to establish new relationships with family members and friends still living in the town; becomes involved in an old mystery; and begins a close, but confusing, relationship with another recent returnee to the town.

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K. M. Edwards moved from St. Louis, Missouri, to the Flint Hills of Kansas when her husband retired. She and her husband, her ninety-one year old mother, a retired racing greyhound, and a formerly feral cat have lived there together for over five years. She published over twenty scholarly papers, articles, and reports during her tenure as a project director at a nationally respected research center at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. K. M. considers herself a youngster at heart. She is in her sixties, but has a great time telling romantic and suspenseful tales of vibrant and vital people of all ages, and in all stages of life. Her first novel focusses on a widowed woman who moves from a metropolitan area to a rural area in retirement, which somewhat mirrors her own experience (although the tale is truly a work of fiction). Her main character finds reconnection to family, friendship, and a new love as a result of her life-changing move. The author lives in a secluded wooded area, where her main relationships involve a great number of wild creatures and a variety of exceptional people. She hopes that her writing appeals to others who share an enthusiasm for life.
Published February 8, 2012 by K. M. Edwards. 256 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In Edwards’ debut novel, 62-year-old Marion von Muellerstahl relocates from Chicago to Berger, Mo., after the death of her husband to reconnect with family she hasn’t seen in nearly half a century.

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