Valencia and ValentineBook - 2019
Valencia, a timid debt collector with crippling OCD, is afraid of many things, but the two that scare her most are flying and turning thirty-five. To confront those fears, Valenciá™s therapist suggests that she fly somewheré”anywheré”before her upcoming birthday. And as Valencia begins a telephone romance with a man from New York, she suddenly has a destination in mind. Theré™s only one probleḿ”he might not actually exist. Mrs. Valentine is an eccentric old woman desperate for company, be it from neighbors, telemarketers, or even the funeral director (when yoú™re her age, you go to a lot of funerals). So shé™s thrilled when the new cleaning girl provides a listening ear for her lifé™s storý”a tale of storybook love and incredible adventures around the world with her husband before his mysterious and sudden disappearance. The stories of Valencia and Mrs. Valentine may at first appear to have nothing in commońŒbut then again, nothing in life is as straightforward as it seems.
Publisher: Seattle, WA ; Lake Union Publishing ; 2019
Edition: First edition.
Characteristics: 254 pages ; 22 cm