Karen's Reviews

Ritter’s debut novel is a powerful study on how the present can be a recapitulation of the past. The nonprofit lawyer Abby Williams lives a tidy life, her past hidden, until an investigation in her hometown blurs the divisions between geographies and timelines, good and bad, right and wrong. Abby’s story strangely becomes familiar, holding you long past its final pages. - Karen

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Bonfire Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781524759841
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Published: Crown Archetype - November 7th, 2017

It is one thing to say that Baume’s character-narrator is a stranger in her depressed life; another that I fell into her life with her. Frankie’s move to her dead grandmother’s cottage does not heal her wounds but instead revitalizes her artistic sensibilities. The photographs Frankie takes of dead animals found on the property provide a strange connection to remembered works of art. These frame her persistence in this unexpectedly uplifting story of reclamation and hope. - Karen

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A Line Made by Walking Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780544716957
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - April 18th, 2017

 

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