Rattled

Debra Galant

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Set in the fictional subdivision of Galapagoes Estates,” Rattled is a very funny look at what happens when soccer moms, animal rights activists, dishonest real estate developers and, of course, rattlesnakes get together and fight for ascendancy in the rapidly developing New Jersey suburbs.

Heather Peters is anxious to move to the newly minted development. All she wants there is a nice house.  Well, a nice house and a nice piece of land.  And of course a basement gym, a master bath with radiant heat, Jacuzzi and his-and-her toilets. She could make do without a media room if she had to.  After all, the pioneers hadn’t had plasma TV, and they’d survived.  Heather is not your average suburban housewife—or maybe she is.  Her fortuitous meeting with a endangered  species of rattlesnake sets this first novel in motion.  You may find yourself feeling sorry for the snake.

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Chapter One

All Heather wanted was a nice house. Well, a nice house and a nice lot. A few bushes out front would be nice too. And, of course, good schools. That was important.

There were a few other things that were important as well. The house had to be new, of course. At least five thousand square feet. It had to have a great room. That went without saying. It had to have a two-car garage, minimum. Three would be nice, but she wasn’t greedy. And it really had to back up to some scenery, woods or something. Who wanted to pay more than half a million dollars for a house and have to

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Debra Galant

Debra Galant is the author of Fear and Yoga in New Jersey. She is also the creator of the popular blog Baristanet.com. She lives in Glen Ridge, New Jersey.

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Rattled
Debra Galant

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St. Martin's Press
April 2007
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ISBN: 9781429919234
ISBN10: 142991923X
256 pages
$7.99

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St. Martin's Griffin
April 2007
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ISBN: 9780312366582
ISBN10: 0312366582
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 256 pages
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