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The Third Six-Pack
The Oklahoma Reads Oklahoma Book for 2006

The Saints and Sinners of Okay County
by Dayna Dunbar
Ballantine Books

2003
pp. 336
paperback
ISBN 034460405
$13.95

"The images flashed in Aletta’s mind as the woman held her hand… Avoiding touching people outside her family was just second nature to her now, but when it did happen, the images were usually weak and easy to dismiss, but not this time."

It’s the summer of 1976, and while the rest of Oklahoma celebrates the bicentennial, Aletta Honor has much more on her mind than flags and fireworks. She’s pregnant with her fourth child, flat broke, and hasn’t seen her no-good husband in weeks. In order to make ends meet, Aletta decides to put her psychic abilities to work. But doing readings for other people will lead her right back to her own troubled past, where she will finally have to confront her demons.

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"Beautifully written… [A] funny and poignant story of a woman struggling to liberate herself in small-town America."
Fannie Flagg

"Dayna Dunbar writes with charm and good humor, and in Aletta Honor has created a character you'll remember long after finishing the book."
Lorna Landvik

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Dayna Dunbar is a native of Oklahoma and currently lives in Sedona, Arizona. She has also lived in Los Angeles, where she worked as a screenwriter. Visit her website.

Dunbar Bio from CaliforniaWriters.Com: [Dunbar] grew up in Yukon, a tightly knit farming and grain-milling town in Oklahoma where most folks were relatives or family friends. She also has written screenplays and was part of the production team for the 1996 film William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Media Communications from the College of Santa Fe in New Mexico and a master's degree in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica in California.

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