Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Wishlist Wednesday

I heard about this book while I was looking for something new to nominate for my book club. Books on the Nightstand always has good recommendations, and I'd gotten behind on their podcasts, so when I listened to Michael describe Sweeping Up Glass by Carolyn Wall, I was intrigued. I ended up nominating something else, but this one is definitely going on my to-be-read stack. Wall's novel has been compared to Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. Can't get much better.

Sweeping Up Glass
by Carolyn Wall

Destined to be a classic, Sweeping Up Glass is a tough and tender novel of love, race, and justice, and a ferocious, unflinching look at the power of family.

Olivia Harker Cross owns a strip of mountain in Pope County, Kentucky, a land where whites and blacks eke out a living in separate, tattered kingdoms and where silver-faced wolves howl in the night. But someone is killing the wolves of Big Foley Mountain—and Olivia is beginning to realize how much of her own bitter history she’s never understood: Her mother’s madness, building toward a fiery crescendo. Her daughter’s flight to California, leaving her to raise Will’m, her beloved grandson. And most of all, her town’s fear, for Olivia has real and dangerous enemies.

Now this proud, lonely woman will face her mother and daughter, her neighbors and the wolf hunters of Big Foley Mountain. And when she does, she’ll ignite a conflict that will embroil an entire community—and change her own life in the most astonishing of ways.

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