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Tonic and Balm

by Stephanie Allen

Paperback, 208 pages, Shade Mountain Press, List Price: $22.95 |


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It's 1919, a time when traveling medicine shows can still find audiences eager to buy miracle "cures" and watch old-fashioned variety acts onstage. Stephanie Allen's novel follows one such troupe, Doc Bell's Miracles and Mirth Medicine Show.