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August 2, 2014

ANNIE'S THIRD WIND by Wally Carlson


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Wally Carlson
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(from Amazon)
Readers of Annie's Second Wind delighted in the lively antics of one Annie Perkins and her unusual band of residents on Seven Sisters Island. Now, in Annie's Third Wind, they're back--a little older, but no less driven to see justice served, be it for fellow human beings or an abandoned orca in Puget Sound. A few new characters arrive, including some familiar names. Some departt.Rich in description and dialogue, Annie draws us into life in the Northwest--its character, its beauty and its spirit.
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Try this recipe and you'll want to keep it around for years!
1 well-seasoned 76-year-old great grandmother, 
1 fistful of eccentric cronies, 
1 swizzle stick of wacky weed,
 a double-fisted bottle of wild turkey,
 a tumbler of kayak sex,
 1 crapload of country bureaucrats,
 2 twin toddlers with dirty diapers,
 make mine a double splash of NW rain,
1 chain-smoking snarky nun,
 a gaggle of conspiracy theories,
 6 know-it-all sisters (deceased),
 a dash of danger,
 1 angst-ridden orca,
 a 42 foot cedar canoe
 1 sprig of hope
 a proof of randy Pickles,
 clam chowder w/mother's milk, 
lightning strike of geoduck.
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 (from Book)
When I was just a little girl
I asked my mother, what will I be
Will I be pretty, will I be rich
Here's what she said to me
Que Sera, Sera
Whatever will be, will be
The future's not ours to see
Que Sera, Sera
What will be, will be.

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Wally Carlson and his family live on Kitsap Peninsula off Puget Sound, where he divides his time between remodeling and restoring homes and writing. He is currently working on his third novel, the further adventures of Annie. 

Annie's Second Wind
Wally Carlson
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To begin with, if you haven't read ANNIE'S SECOND WIND, I would suggest you do so first.  It introduces the characters and the main character, Annie Perkins and her clan of residents on Seven Sister's Island.  This book, Annie'
s Third Wind brings back the character, only a little older.  They still want to see wrongs, righted and justice bestowed.  It doesn't matter to them if it is for a human being or an orca that has been abandoned in Puget Sound.  The author introduces a few new characters while several others leave.  I like the way the author added a glossary of the Cast of Characters at the first of the book.  It helps keep the characters straight.
 The characters were written with such realistic descriptions and their speech was so normal.  It wasn't
 like it was made up.  More like regular people talking to each other.  Mr. Carlson introduces Annie to us as she shows us the life of the Northwest, its beautiful scenery, its realistic characters and above all, its soul.I found most interesting the above piece from the book about asking your mother what you would be when you grew up.   No one knows what you will be, not even you.  Circumstances change dreams, but we go on and "what will be, will be."

I would recommend this book to anyone who loves the Northwest put together with Annie and her crazy little antics.  Wonderful book.  One that you may want to read again and again.

I received a complimentary copy of Annie's Third Wind from the author, Wally Carlson for my view of the book.  No other compensation took place.

I would give this book 4 ANCHORS.
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