It's hard to believe that the author of such chilling affairs as The Haunting of Hill House and "The Lottery" could be so funny, but trust me: this warm and wacky memoir is full of genuine laughs. It's a charmingly old-fashioned tale of raising a passel of hellions in semi-rural midcentury America.
Jacqueline Winspear discusses and signs The Mapping of Love & Death
04/12/2010 7:00 pm
695 E. Colorado Blvd
London psychologist and investigator Maisie Dobbs is retained by the parents of Michael Clifton, a young soldier whose remains have been unearthed in France. They want Maisie to find the unnamed nurse whose love letters were among Michael's belongings, a quest that takes Maisie back to her own bittersweet wartime love. Her inquiries, and the stunning discovery that Michael Clifton was murdered in his trench, unleash a web of intrigue and violence that threatens to engulf the soldier's family and even Maisie herself.