Monday, June 18, 2012

Coffee and Conversation

It's good to be back. I was offline for over two days spending a beautiful weekend with my family. I enjoyed no phones and internet, it didn't drive me crazy like I thought. I did however almost start getting the shakes as I didn't pick up a book the entire weekend. I came home with 50 pages read. I picked my book up as soon as everything was unpacked and my son was in bed. It was wonderful!

Before I left on Thursday, my sassy mailman delivered me a package I wasn't expecting. I opened it to discover I had won another giveaway!

NightwoodsThis time, I won Nightwoods by Charles Frazier. I'm really excited about this one. I loved Cold Mountain. Inman and Ada were two exceptional characters and I have always loved their story and the story of Inman and his struggles after the Civil War. I am really excited to read Charles Frazier's latest! 

Synopsis from Goodreads:

The extraordinary author of Cold Mountain and Thirteen Moons returns with a dazzling new novel of suspense and love set in small-town North Carolina in the early 1960s.
Charles Frazier puts his remarkable gifts in the service of a lean, taut narrative while losing none of the transcendent prose, virtuosic storytelling, and insight into human nature that have made him one of the most beloved and celebrated authors in the world. Now, with his brilliant portrait of Luce, a young woman who inherits her murdered sister’s troubled twins, Frazier has created his most memorable heroine. 
Before the children, Luce was content with the reimbursements of the rich Appalachian landscape, choosing to live apart from the small community around her. But the coming of the children changes everything, cracking open her solitary life in difficult, hopeful, dangerous ways. 
Charles Frazier is known for his historical literary odysseys, and for making figures in the past come vividly to life. Set in the twentieth century, Nightwoods resonates with the timelessness of a great work of art

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