June 28, 2010

Monday Book Give Away, #43

As lyrical as a sonata, Ayelet Waldman's explores the aftermath of a family tragedy in todays give away. This is an ARC, Red Hook Road will be released in hardcover July 13th.

Set on the coast of Maine over the course of four summers, Red Hook Road tells the story of two families, and of the ways in which their lives are unraveled and stitched together by misfortune, by good intentions and failure, and by love and calamity.

A marriage collapses under the strain of a daughter's death; two bereaved siblings find comfort in one another; and an adopted young girl breathes new life into her family with her prodigious talent for the violin. As she writes with obvious affection for these unforgettable characters, Ayelet Waldman skillfully interweaves life's finer pleasures--music and literature--with the more mundane joys of living. Within these resonant pages, a vase filled with wildflowers or a cold beer on a hot summer day serve as constant reminders of the events that weave everyone together.

If you're interested, leave a comment telling me about the last book you read that you loved. The winner of The Blessings of the Animals is Becky of The Quilting Booklady.


  1. The last book I read that I loved was, "Saint Training" from yours truly. I really liked it! It was one of 3 that I read last week, all from you! Thanks a million!

  2. This book sound really great. The last book I loved was Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marrilier.

  3. The last book that I read and loved was Fever Dream by Douglas Preston/Lincoln Child. I love the Perdergast series of theirs.


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