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It‘s a moody, rainy late afternoon. Work is over for the week, and I‘m easing into the weekend with my current read, soft music via Calm Radio and dark chocolate. Happy weekend to each and every one of you!! 🍂
Thoroughly enjoyed this story of a young woman searching for her mother. Following Tropical Storm Irene in Vermont, it appears her mother has been swept away in the flooding. The author touches on many topics: addiction, inhabitants of communes and the extended families that result, a hidden Abenaki heritage, the beauty and destructive power of nature, mother/daughter splits and discoveries, and of generations of women lovingly caring for others.
I found out about this series last year during #screamathon when I read Paperbacks from Hell. It follows a family through all sorts of creepy events and is definitely worth the read if you enjoy gothic horror.
#screamathonphotochallenge Day 23. #ancestors @4thhouseontheleft
This is a great Southern Gothic story of the Caskey clan over several generations. At the heart of it is Elinor, a woman who appears in Perdido in the midst of a flood in 1919. She becomes an integral part of the family, for better & for worse.
At the heart of it, this is about family, and being a big enough family to accept lots of differences. Still not sure I‘m convinced that having Elinor around was a fair trade 🤔
Great on audio 👍🏻 🎧
Quotes by Harjo and Berry. (Sorry if the type is too small for some to read.) A great beginning to a book as far as I‘m concerned. A Vermonter writes about a disappearance following Tropical Storm Irene. While this is fiction, the storm and a disappearance definitely happened. The thought was a young man was swept away. He was never found and I often think of him.