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West Plains Public Library: Summer Reading Program includes visit from local author

Local author Annie England Noblin will be at the West Plains Public Library Wednesday, June 23, as part of the ongoing Summer Reading Program. Noblin will be at the library from 2 to 3 p.m. and will offer a reading from her new book, Maps For The Getaway. Her book will be available for purchase.


When they posed for a photo at their high school graduation, they vowed they’d be friends forever, but teenage promises are so easily broken, and now, 30 years later, they’re practically strangers.

  • In MAPS FOR THE GETAWAY, there’s Cici—stuck in a rut, married to a cheating husband.
  • Genie—caring for her ailing father but never getting any thanks.
  • Kate—everyone knows people who look perfect on Instagram are not…
  •  And Laurie—the most successful of them all—now tragically gone.

To celebrate Laurie’s life, the three former friends rent a 1962 red Lincoln Continental convertible and  take the road trip of their lives—encountering male strippers, crazy motel rooms,  a boy band that had seen better days, adopting a loveable stray dog…and discovering that it’s never too late to live the wild life—because, sometimes, to find yourself you have to get away.


Annie England Noblin lives with her son, husband, and three rescued bulldogs in the Missouri Ozarks. She graduated with an M.A. in Creative Writing from Missouri State University and currently teaches English for Arkansas State University. Her poetry has been featured in such publications as the Red Booth Review and the Moon City Review. For more information, please find Annie on Facebook: @AnnieEnglandNoblin and on Twitter: aenoblin.

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