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Miss Dimple Disappears

Ballard, Mignon Franklin (Book - 2010 )
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
Miss Dimple Disappears
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It's 1942, almost a year since the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, and the residents of the small town of Elderberry, Georgia, have been rattled down to their worn, rationed shoes. For young teacher Charlie Carr, life and love aren't going exactly as planned-her head dictates loyalty to the handsome corpsman, Hugh, but whenever she thinks of her best friend's beau, Will, her heart does the Jersey Bounce. Charlie is doubly troubled by the disappearance of beloved schoolmistress Miss Dimple Kilpatrick one frosty November morning just before Thanksgiving. Miss Dimple, who has taught the town's first graders-including Charlie-for almost forty years, would never just skip town in the middle of the school year, and Charlie and her best friend, Annie, are determined to prove it.
Authors: Ballard, Mignon Franklin
Title: Miss Dimple disappears
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 262 p. ;,22 cm.
Local Note: 6 7 8 15 17 53 80 109 112 133 138 148 152 167 172 175 182 198 203 210 216 226 231 242 243 264 270
ISBN: 9780312614744
Statement of Responsibility: Mignon F. Ballard
Subject Headings: Georgia History 20th century Fiction. Missing persons Fiction. Women teachers Crimes against Fiction. Elementary school teachers Fiction. Female friendship Fiction.
Topical Term: Missing persons
Women teachers
Elementary school teachers
Female friendship
LCCN: 2010035814
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Oct 10, 2011
  • Roundcat rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

The accuracy of the author's portrayal of a southern small town during WWII triggered memories from my childhood. The plot was challenging as well, so I bought another book by Ms. Ballard, "The War In Sallie's Station", which was not owned by my library system. It was an equally enjoyable mystery of that period.

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