Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 02/07/2004

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 300
ISBN : 9781418426866

About the Book

Fifty-seven-year-old Minnie Zuccarelli has always been a law-abiding citizen. But when Minnie sees a callous neighbor, Jimmy Simm, endanger a manatee and her baby, her fighting instincts are aroused. At three o'clock in the morning she creeps along the waterway toward Simm's boat, with a knife in her pocket. The consequences of her rash act are not what she expects, and Minnie begins to fear the moment the police will arrive at her door.

Further complicating her life, Minnie is attracted to a man who is keeping an astounding secret. Both situations jolt Minnie from the lethargy which she slid into after her divorce, and she learns that a life without risks is only half a life.

About the Author

Minnie and the Manatees is Marlene Baird's third published novel. It was inspired by a visit to Florida where she became enchanted with the peaceful creatures represented in the story. In 2003 this book took first place in a nationwide contest sponsored by the Arizona Authors Association. Marlene lives in Prescott, Arizona with husband, Bob.