Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – New Book on the Shelves – A Very Special House by Thea Ramsay

A warm welcome to the Cafe and Bookstore to Thea Ramsay and her most recent release A Very Special House.

About the book

The smoke from her gun was followed by a burning pain in my side and a gush of red. Dizzy and suddenly cold with terror, I fell to the ground. It hadn’t been personal. Not this time. Stray bullet. Wrong place, wrong time, and all because I came back.

The last thing I heard was the man, Al, screaming at her to drop the weapon and call 911. I was nearly overpowered by the damnedest urge to laugh. Paramedics busting in to save me, finding the gun, calling the cops while I bled out.

She dropped the gun and stared down at me. “Can’t you bleed somewhere else? God, my deck!” I patted her arm, or thought I did. “Don’t worry, dear. Your cell will be squeaky clean,” I said, or thought I did. She didn’t respond, just looked at me in horror.

The last thing I felt was my temperature dropping, and such awful weakness, plus a strange sort of thinning, a widening, as though I were spilled water, as if I were melting into the rough wooden boards. The last thing I thought was, Who will find my journal, and how will my kids know what I’ve written for them to see?

One of the recent reviews for the book on Goodreads

Jan 19, 2019 Leonore Dvorkin rated it it was amazing

Part ghost story, part psychological puzzle, and totally terrific, A Very Special House will no doubt haunt your memory for a long time to come. The evocation of the atmosphere of both Maui and the special “honey house” that resides there is superb. Unusual and striking are the author’s mentions of various beloved smells: of flowers, rain, wood, new paper, new pencils, food, and more.

As a fellow writer, I have to say that this novella features some of the best and most realistic dialogue I’ve ever read. Throughout the book, the reader is borne along on alternating waves of memory and wishing, of what was and what was longed for. The surprise ending is deeply gratifying. Don’t miss this compact masterpiece.

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About Thea Ramsay

Thea Ramsay (nee Darlene Adele Beckstead), was born completely blind, due to prematurity.

She attended the Ontario School for the Blind from 1970-1977, then moved with her mother (late) to British Columbia to be mainstreamed in a public school.

Despite being the only totally blind student in high school and college, Ramsay excelled in creative writing, English Literature, and Spanish. Though her experience hosting her own radio show on C.K.A.Y. in Duncan, BC, during her teens, failed to net her a job in broadcasting, she studied and worked in both acting and music.

In her spare time, she imagined and wrote stories of other worlds and aliens. But Ms. Ramsay didn’t get a taste of the writing industry till she was in her mid-thirties, married to a blind man, and raising two children.Find out more about Thea Goodreads

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