The Overstory encompasses all realities—historical, sensual, virtual—making this masterpiece astonishingly ambitious. Powers, winner of the National Book Award in for his breathtaking Echomaker, is always ambitious.
He was carefully watched over by his wife, the British actor Rosemary Harris. This novel, and the ones I have not read yet that follow it, concern the European-American settlers of the Appalachian mountains. It celebrates the kind of work people used to have to do for food and shelter: There are natural dangers all around-- the bears are particularly present, and there is a scene with rattlesnakes that I wish I could forget.
The main character, although he is only one of manyMooney Wright, and his long time love buy land on a mountain in what is now Western North Carolina. Soon there are five or six families, all with their own interesting stories, and each representing a type of "landbreaker: An orphan boy, he is about as self-made as is realistically possible.
The second group in is led by a patriarch called Harrison who is old and viciously determined Flynn fuller be the big man in his new settlement. He comes with enslaved people, a beaten down son, a new child bride who happens to be his blood nieceand his daughter and her young sons.
The daughter, Lorry was abandoned by her husband, and is in her own way as determined as her father to find what she needs in this place. She, like Mooney, is especially good at the tasks needed to make a home here. One of them, Mina, is beautiful and imaginative and free-spirited and determined not to be like her mother.
Another group lives across the river, primarily made up of hunters.
The big plot question is whether Mooney will pair off with teen-age Mina or turn to Lorry with her knowledge and her sons? The next big question is will the community survive? Will the wild animals kill all the stock? The book is a wonderful trip, and the answers to the questions the story raises are the least of itspleasures.
The Leavers by Lisa Ko This is the story of a damaged kid named Deming, sometimes Danie l, trying to find his way, and his mother who wants to care for him, but is trammelled by poverty and her desire to have her own life. She leaves him in China with her father for the first part of his life, then brings him to the States where she attempts to make a good life for both of them.
She suffers hugely, however, at the hands of the United States government when she is caught up in a raid on undocumented workers. She loses Deming, who is adopted by a white American couple, and she, Polly, apparently disappears.
Marking Time Second Book of the Cazalet Chronicles by Elizabeth Jane Howard The Cazalet Chronicles are slow-building novels, set around and during the Second World War, with enough characters that you really do need the dramatis personae provided at the beginning.
Most of them get their own points of view, too. The setting is primarily the Home Place, a large summer dwelling between London and the English channel where the Cazalet elders, wives, and children live during the Blitz of London. The men commute into the city to work, and just about everyone goes to London occasionally.
As the family goes about its illnesseses and studies and struggles and occasional adulteries, there is the regular passing overhead of German planes on their way to bomb London, and the war is a constant topic of conversation and disruption as family members go to fight.
Even though it is mid-twentieth century, the women often seem to be living in Edwardian if not Victorian times. I am presently starting the fourth book, and enjoying them thoroughly, but I have to offer a caveat with my recommendation: The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Moshin Hamid This is a highly praised novel that is certainly worth reading, but maybe not as amazing as I expected it to be.
It opens with an intriguing situation: Between the situation and the title, you begin to get impatient for the punch line: The speaker or the one he is feeding tea and grilled meat?
The pleasure is in the cleverness and games, and a wonderful created atmosphere of dread.
Who is gaming whom. I assumed most of the way through that the narrator was the predator. He tells the long and engaging backstory of his life in America as a financial Master of the Universe and lover of the increasingly psychotic Erica. I kept waiting for the attack on the American who is receiving his story and wears a gun.
Still, if Changez should be the victim, then his tone of knowingness sounds fake "Oh you are made nervous by our waiter? It is a downer, and spoiler! Brunetti and his colleagues do some investigating, but the end is a win for the corporate polluters of the laguna who kill at will and get off scot free.
Some of them surely do. It was nice to see Brunetti get at least part of a vacation.Enter the terms you wish to search for. Search Results. Showing results 1 - 6 for flynn fuller.
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