Elephant in the Room: a family saga
by JuliAnne Sisung
The lumber boom brings strangers, money, and seven saloons to Hersey, Michigan, where unconventional Kate spies on lumberjacks, talks to animals, falls in love with a dubious man, and grows into womanhood. Kate also loves Harley, the philosophical hobo; Verna, the cussing, moonshine drinking woman; and Bug, the red dog with an attitude. But she marries Mark, the dubious man.