Fistful of Rain is a modern Western, complete with mountain ranges and vast prairies, where folks still ride horses and have cattle drives.
Jefferson James raised his daughter Jillian when her mother took off after her birth. Throughout Jillian's life, she learned nothing about her mom, and her dad was close-mouthed about his past.
“a character study of the changes love in its various forms makes in individuals accustomed to lives of violence . . .”
“a brilliantly conceived, colorfully and forcefully written, and very different Western novel . . .”
One expects Western adventures to be set against magnificent scenery and driven by wilderness experiences.
“a preposterous, fun, but perilous escapade, written in an easy-to-read narrative, with a slight stream-of-consciousness air . . .”
“a beautiful story of pioneer hardiness and the determination to survive.”
“filled with the excitement of a Saturday morning matinee . . .”
The early life of the man calling himself Roamer was a Cinderella story.
“Winston Groom blends history with a strong sense of place to create a compelling story featuring both fictional and historic characters.”
“The Bones of Paradise is everything a Western novel should be . . .”
“a great escape novel . . .”
What a shame that the era of the Western movie headed long ago for the last roundup. This novel is perfect for adaptation to that great American genre—and given the chance just might revive it.
Have you ever wanted to be a character in your own book? Leah Tang has been one.
Sophia by Michael Bible is a beautiful contemporary novella that reads like a series of sequential prose poetry vignettes interspersed with visions of saints, real and fake, by the scoundr
“Coriander, curry, Chinese brothels, drug dens, butchers’ remnants, and brewery smells, tropical heat and Caribbean costume makes this a multicultural city in the west of a dystopian Irelan
“. . . the truth it presents is compelling, and the characters—both place and people—are worth knowing.”
“. . . a plot-driven novel conveyed in crisp, descriptive, and thought-provoking prose via an engagingly intelligent third-person narrator. . . . an auspicious debut.”
The writing in this book is so lean it becomes a literary illusion as it packs so much story in those economic words.