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Sue Houser Book Reading & Signing
October 1 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Sue Houser reads & signs her new novel for grades 4-7, “Walter Steps Up to the Plate” On Sunday, October 2 from 1:30 TO 2:30 PM at Treasure House Books & Gifts, 2012 South Plaza NW in Old Town, Albuquerque, NM. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (505) 242-7204.
Walter will do anything to help his mother when she’s diagnosed with tuberculosis, but does that include standing up to Al Capone?
Twelve-year-old Walter wants to spend the summer of 1927 watching his beloved Chicago Cubs play baseball. Instead, his life is upended when his mother is diagnosed with tuberculosis. Walter must leave everything he knows and loves to accompany his mother to Albuquerque, New Mexico―a place he has never been to live with relatives he has never met. To help with expenses, Walter gets a paper route. But the situation gets worse when his mother is admitted to a sanatorium and needs expensive surgery. A chance encounter with the gangster, Al “Scarface” Capone might change his mother’s fortunes and get her the surgery his mother needs. But to do it, Walter will become indebted to the notorious gangster.
Sue Houser is a native of New Mexico. A retired social worker, she writes stories about New Mexico’s rich culture and history. Her award-winning books are Hot Foot Teddy: The True Story of Smokey Bear; La Conquistadora: The Oldest Statue of the Virgin Mary in the United States; The Corn Whisperer; Wilmettie; and Amelia and the Magic Ponies