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Book Title: Wild Penance|
The author of the book: Sandi Ault
Edition: Berkley Publishing Group
Date of issue: February 1st 2011
ISBN 13: 9780425238844
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It was a magnificent sight that Jamaica hopes to never see again: a man, tied to a cross, his loincloth catching in the wind as he plummeted down into the Rio Grande Gorge to his death. That is, if he wasn’t dead already.
Ever since she learned about Los Penitentes, a secret, ancient religious group that reenacts Jesus’ crucifixion and practices excessive penance, Jamaica’s been fascinated, putting together a book of sketchings and research. And this death in the Gorge seems to fits with everything she has learned. But a haunted old priest warns Jamaica to put down her pencil…
Her superiors wouldn’t mind if she kept her nose out of things, either. But too many strange things are happening for Jamaica to pay any mind. For one, her medicine teacher, Momma Anna, has given her a cryptic assignment. And when someone makes an attempt on her life, Jamaica sets out on a fact-finding mission that could very well send her, like the crucified man, over the edge…
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Read information about the authorSandi Ault is the award-winning author of the WILD Mystery Series, including WILD INDIGO, WILD INFERNO, WILD SORROW and WILD PENANCE. Ms. Ault 's first novel, WILD INDIGO, debuted to rousing critical acclaim from the likes of The New York Times and The Washington Post. It sold out of its first printing in less than a week, rocketed to the top of nine bestsellers lists, earned two starred reviews, and was the first-ever debut novel to be nominated for The Mary Higgins Clark Award, which it won. Sandi's sophomore outing, WILD INFERNO, also earned two starred reviews, raves from the critics, and sold out of its first printing in just five days! It won the WILLA Finalist Award from Women Writing the West, was a Colorado Book Award Finalist, and was named on five Best Books of 2008 Lists, including those of prestigious industry insider publications Publishers Weekly and Library Journal. The third in the WILD Mystery Series, WILD SORROW, won a starred review from Publishers Weekly and was named the winner of the WILLA Award for Best Contemporary Fiction from Women Writing the West. This book also won a SPUR Finalist Award from the Western Writers of America And the long-awaited prequel, WILD PENANCE, was released in 2010 and is earning author Sandi Ault more acclaim with every copy sold.
Sandi Ault lives among the pines in a high mountain valley of the Rockies with her husband Tracy, her wolf Tiwa, and her Missouri wildcat, Buckskin.
Ms. Ault teaches WILD Writing Workshops, and frequently appears as a speaker on the issues of wilderness, wolves, writing, and many aspects of Indian Country, among other topics. She has served as keynote speaker for the National Endowment for the Arts’ Big Read Program. Ault is a favorite of fans and promoters at conferences and book festivals due to her cowgirl charm and memorably enjoyable presentations.
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