New Novel Tells a Story of Life in All Its Wonders and Absurdities

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Beverly M. Rathbun returns to the world of literary fiction with “Evidence of Mice”

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It has been said that life begins at 40 but what is to be expected when one turns 60? In her new novel, Evidence of Mice, Beverly M. Rathbun takes readers on a hilarious and, ultimately, meaningful journey alongside a woman who discovers that finding one’s way through life may be a challenge at any age.

Closer to her sixtieth birthday than she cared to admit and disillusioned by the very institution that she’d been called to serve, the Reverend Dr. Deidre Knolles and her husband, Gabe Lewis, go to the town of Southport. Hapless and homeless, the couple hopes to find refuge with their long-time friends, Bobbie and Thom Foster. The Fosters, however, already have their hands full with their teenage children and troubles of their own. The arrival of Sister Mari Haneley, Deidre’s crazy colleague and cohort, further complicates matters. What begins as an attempt to find solitude and peace quickly unfurls to an unforgettable story of shakeups, breakups and make-ups and, ultimately, a testament to the innovative nature of the human spirit.

Sharp, witty and insightful, Evidence of Mice is a story of life and of people built, broken and restored by all the wonders and absurdities that come with it.

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About the Author
In addition to Evidence of Mice, Beverly M. Rathbun is the author of the novel, The Water's Edge. Her passion is to explore the shifting lifestyles of women who have reached the other side of fifty. She is a musician, an artist and a nature enthusiast, who, when not hiking in the wilderness, spends her time in the backyard, entertained and inspired by her furry and feathery friends.

Evidence of Mice * by Beverly M. Rathbun
Publication Date: August 25, 2012
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 218 pages; 978-1-4797-0426-2
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 218 pages; 978-1-4797-0427-9
Ebook; $3.99; 978-1-4797-0428-6

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