Friday, August 12
The Homecoming of Samuel Lake by Jenny Wingfield
In the midst of it all, Samuel and Willadee's outspoken eleven-year-old daughter, Swan, is a bright light. Her high spirits and fearlessness have alternately seduced and bedeviled three generations of the family. But it is Blade Ballenger, a traumatized eight-year-old neighbor, who soon captures Swan's undivided attention. Full of righteous anger, and innocent of the peril facing her and those she loves, Swan makes it her mission to keep the boy safe from his terrifying father.
With characters who spring to life as vividly as if they were members of one's own family, and with the clear-eyed wisdom that illuminates the most tragic-and triumphant-aspects of human nature, Jenny Wingfield emerges as one of the most vital, engaging storytellers writing today. In The Homecoming of Samuel Lake she has created a memorable and lasting work of fiction.
Title: The Homecoming of Samuel Lake
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Imprint: Random House
Pub Date: 07/12/2011
Through the most difficult of times, the family ties grow stronger. Some very disturbing topics are discussed in this book, and some parts are not an easy read.
Overall, I am very impressed with this debut novel by Jenny Wingfield. She is a talented author that I will definitely be watching in the months ahead.
Disclosure: Ebook received through Net Galley, courtesy of the publisher Random House. I was not compensated for my thoughts.