Lies from Beechwood Drive - Michael David MacBride (Paperback)
In Opole, Michigan, they celebrate their Polish heritage by baking paczkis and hosting an annual Wianki festival. Esther Fuhrman is a small-town gossip in Opole who slips in and out of everyone’s lives. She spreads their stories, adding her own details when necessary to fill the gaps or make the stories more interesting. Whether it’s the pornography being distributed on the playground, the sale of firearms on the school bus, or a cheese shoppe that might be a front for the mob, Esther has her nose in it all. Sometimes she uncovers a truth and averts a disaster, and other times she’s simply wrong. When the neighbors lose faith in her as a reliable source for news and close their doors to Esther, she struggles to establish a new identity and purpose.