A clever, surprising, and ultimately moving debut novel, set in a small Midwestern town in the early 1950s, about a nosy switchboard operator who overhears gossip involving her own family, and the unraveling that discovery sets into motion.In a small town, everyone knows everyone else s business.Nobody knows the people of Wooster, Ohio, better than switchboard operator Vivian Dalton, and she d be the first to tell you that She calls it intuition Her teenage daughter, Charlotte, calls it eavesdropping.Vivian and the other women who work at Bell on East Liberty Street connect lines and lives They aren t supposed to listen in on conversations, but they do, and they all have opinions on what they hear especially Vivian She knows that Mrs Butler s ungrateful daughter, Maxine, still hasn t thanked her mother for the quilt she made, and that Ginny Frazier turned down yet another invitation to go to the AW with Clyde Walsh.Then, one cold December night, Vivian listens in on a call between that snob Betty Miller and someone whose voice she can t quite place and hears something shocking Betty Miller s mystery friend has news that, if true, will shatter Vivian s tidy life in Wooster, humiliating her and making her the laughingstock of the town.Vivian may be mortified, but she isn t going to take this lying down She s going to get to the bottom of that rumor get into it, get under it, poke around in the corners Find every last bit Vivian wants the truth, no matter how painful it may be.But as Vivian is about to be reminded, in a small town like Wooster, one secret usually leads to another Best Download Kindle ePUB The Operator by Gretchen Berg – bluevapours.co.uk
Gretchen spent many years working in the fields of education and travel Her parents had always encouraged her to write, but she waited until she heard you are a writer fromtrustworthy advisors a London psychic, and a taxicab driver in Athens, Greece The taxicab driver also said they had been lovers in a previous life.After finishing a humorous memoir in 2010 she ventured into the field of genealogy, and compiled narratives and research reports for clients, while also working on her family s history It was during her family research that she came across an interesting bit that then became her debut novel, The Operator.
- 352 pages
- The Operator
- Gretchen Berg
- 20 April 2017 Gretchen Berg