Sep 292012
 

On My Wishlist
Every week I’ll introduce you to a book that’s on my extensive wishlist. Sometimes they are new books, but quite often they aren’t. Let me know if you’ve read it, and what you think. Please also join in and link up your On My Wishlist post each week.

The CoveThe Cove by Ron Rash

Deep in the rugged Appalachians of North Carolina lies the cove, a dark, forbidding place where spirits and fetches wander, and even the light fears to travel. Or so the townsfolk of Mars Hill believe–just as they know that Laurel Shelton, the lonely young woman who lives within its shadows, is a witch. Alone except for her brother, Hank, newly returned from the trenches of France, she aches for her life to begin.

Then it happens–a stranger appears, carrying nothing but a beautiful silver flute and a note explaining that his name is Walter, he is mute, and is bound for New York. Laurel finds him in the woods, nearly stung to death by yellow jackets, and nurses him back to health. As the days pass, Walter slips easily into life in the cove and into Laurel’s heart, bringing her the only real happiness she has ever known.

But Walter harbors a secret that could destroy everything–and danger is closer than they know. Though the war in Europe is near its end, patriotic fervor flourishes thanks to the likes of Chauncey Feith, an ambitious young army recruiter who stokes fear and outrage throughout the county. In a time of uncertainty, when fear and ignorance reign, Laurel and Walter will discover that love may not be enough to protect them.

SOme words used to describe the book in other reviews I’ve seen: lyrical, heart-rending, mesmerizing, romantic, thought provoking, dark fable. All of this combines into a book that sounds interesting and one that I’d like to read.



  3 Responses to “On My Wishlist #73”

  1. oh wow, what the book was described as sounds just so amazing.

    hope you get it soon!

    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf
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  2. This book sounds really beautiful. I think I will be adding it to my list as well.
    Erika recently posted…On My Wishlist: Becoming ClementineMy Profile

  3. And straight onto my wish list this goes!
    Tiffany Drew recently posted…On My Wish List (52)My Profile

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