352 pages, 8 × 5 × 1.75 in
September 25, 2012
The Story Plant
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0984190546
ISBN - 13: 9780984190546
About the Book
The first novel in a new series by Baron, "Leaves" is the story of a once close-knit family of siblings losing connection with one another after their parents die. Original.
Read from the Book
The River Edge Café had been open for business since the late 90s, when a husband-and-wife team made a killing during the tech stock boom and decided to chuck it all” and follow their passion for fine food. Located on the water between Oldham and Essex, it was popular for its ambitious menu, its beautiful setting, and its attentive staff. However, it had recently lost two executive chefs in quick succession, leading to rumors that the owners were impossible taskmasters and maybe even a little abusive. Deborah didn’t necessarily believe these unfounded stories, but they made her wary through the entire interview process, and even now, in her third meeting with the couple, she wondered if there was something less than genuine behind Carla Bonner’s ubiquitous smile or Vince Travers’s persistence.We want you here, Deb,” Vince said. People didn’t really call her Deb,” but Vince seemed to insist on it. He had been doing so since they first met half a decade ago. There are maybe two dishes on the menu we think we need to keep. The entire rest of the menu would be yours.”It would be like having your own restaurant without the hassle of ownership,” Carla said. Deborah had been in precisely that situation her entire adult life, so she wasn’t sure why Carla thought this was a selling point.I’m completely willing to wait until the middle of November if you want to take a couple of weeks off between jobs,” Vince said. Trina’s an excellent sous chef and she’s doing a great job of h
From the Publisher
Welcome to Oldham, CT, a small town rich in Colonial heritage while being utterly contemporary. Situated along the Connecticut River Valley, Oldham bursts with color every fall, as the leaves on its trees evolve into an unmatched palette of scarlet, orange, purple, yellow, and bronze. For more than three decades, the Gold family has been a central part of Oldham in the fall, its Sugar Maple Inn a destination for "leaf-peepers" from all over the country, and its annual Halloween party a stirring way to punctuate the town's most active month.But this year, more than just the leaves are changing. With the death of their parents, the Gold siblings, Maria, Maxwell, Deborah, Corrina, and Tyler, have decided to sell the Sugar Maple Inn, and this year's Halloween party will be the last. As October begins, the Golds contend with the finality that faces them, and the implications it has for a family that has always been so close. For some, it means embracing new challenges and new love. For others, it means taking on unimagined roles. And for others, it means considering the inconceivable. Complicating it all is a series of "hauntings" that touch each of the Gold siblings, a series of benign interventions that will remain a mystery until October draws to a close.Filled with romance, tension, and unforgettable family drama, Leaves is the first in a series of novels about a world and a family that readers will want to make their own.
About the Author
Michael Baron is the pseudonym for a successful nonfiction writer. He is the author of five previous novels, When You Went Away, Crossing the Bridge, The Journey Home, Spinning, and Anything as well as the holiday novella A Winter Discovery.
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Michael Baron knows how to pull every string of a reader’s heart."
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Mr. Baron's tender, masterful and descriptive writing style allows the reader to be transported and become part of the story line."
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