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Book Title: Cheating the Hog. A Sawmill. A Tragedy. A Few Gutsy Women|
The author of the book: Rae Ellen Lee
Edition: Great Blue Graphics
Date of issue: January 23rd 2013
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Echo needs a miracle. She’s turning fifty, living with her gun-toting mom, and her lover’s been killed in a logging truck accident. She made front-page news as a Salvation Army bell ringer, but that job ended and she’s digging for change to pay off a gambling debt.
Then she hits pay dirt. The local sawmill hires her to do cleanup and odd jobs, like cheating the hog. And now, with high pay and benefits in sight, Echo expects to be farting in silk. But on the first day at the mill, she realizes this job could kill her. Can she survive hanging from a narrow ramp twenty feet in the air while untangling cedar bark? Will a forklift driver named Bullfrog run her down before she gets her first paycheck?
When tragedy does strikes, she leads the other women mill workers to fight back with a few leveraged threats and wit as sharp as band saw teeth—earning her respect on the job and the attention of a strong-hearted man.
“ . . . Showing up for work is what most people do. But in the face of dangerous odds, Echo puts on her big-girl panties and her hard hat and proceeds to clean house. We admire her grit, her humor, and her inner compass that points to doing the right thing. Truly a page turner. I love this book.” --Sherry Gohr, avid reader of good books
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Read information about the authorRae Ellen Lee grew up on a stump ranch in northern Idaho. She worked for the U.S. State Dept. in Washington, D.C., Switzerland, and (then) Yugoslavia before attending the Univ. of Idaho, where she earned a degree in Landscape Architecture. Employment with the U.S. Forest Service in Idaho and Montana followed, until 1997, when she resigned and moved to a sailboat, The Shoe, with new husband, Tom. She wrote about that experience, in I ONLY CUSS WHEN I'M SAILING, first published in 2001 as If The Shoe Fits by Sheridan House).
Her first novel, THE BLUEBIRD HOUSE, first published by Five Star in 2002, is a paranormal, historical, romance-adventure romp with a mystery and some mountain man recipes, set in and around that old Montana mining camp brothel she lived in and renovated. This book was a readers’ choice selection of Salt Lake Public Library patrons.
Her second memoir, published in 2012, is set on St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. In MY NEXT HUSBAND WILL BE NORMAL – A St. John Adventure (indie published in early 2012), Rae Ellen shares the funny side of events when, soon after unpacking their flip-flops, Tom realizes he is really a she. Told with a generous heart and a tragicomic style, you’ll find added heat from a cast of colorful cats, customers, and Caribbean personalities. Toss in a few sex toys, some steel pan music, a pinch of voodoo. . . and stir.
She has also published POWDER MONKEY TALES - A Portrait in Stories, by Wesley Moore alias Post Hole Augerson, a geezer of some renown in northern Idaho. A farm boy from Illinois who headed west in 1941, Wes became a woods worker and powder monkey, which means he used dynamite to help build roads for the logging industry in the 1940s and 1950s. This booklet captures the history and humor of her father, as told to her. One story was performed in the Idaho Centennial Play, IDAHO TALES, TALL AND TRUE, in 1989.
Rae Ellen is currently writing a novel set in 1999 about the lives of a few good women working in a north woods sawmill A geezer enthusiast, she is also working on a guidebook to geezer species.
Rae Ellen now lives and writes in Bellingham, WA, in the company of her porch doodle, Sudsie, and as often as possible, she hikes, bikes, and sketches with her Montana granddaughter, Madison.