Intertwining time, memory, loss and hope this novel is both grand and intimate. The narratives touch and build creating a sum greater than its parts. One of my favorite books.
“Lucky Strikes” is a classic good vs evil story with extremely exciting characters. Melia, for example, is spunky and gutsy. A wonderful young adult debut by a local author.
A Great American Novel and a winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1972! It follows the Ward family from the late 1800s to San Francisco in the 1960s, as they make their life in the American West. Stegner writes intimately about history, managing to convey both the harsh realities of frontier life with the romanticism that this period holds for many. A compelling and deep read.
The lives of Haruf's rural Holt, CO community are filled with riveting and authentic characters. By the end of the book I was completely invested in the commnunity.
Growing up during the civil rights era in South Carolina, Ohio and New York this memoir delves into family, being a Jehovah's Witness and finding one's voice. The free verse is a great choice for readers that struggle with denser text and any one who loves memoirs.