Winter is Past is more than a book; it's a beautifully crafted portrait of life--of the love and loss that make us human.
Each character (two married couples who are friends--the women connected in a deeply personal way--and several other "satellite" characters) in the book is three-dimensional and as filled with flaws as any of us are. But each are filled with hope and a will to meet the challenges placed before them.
With her mastery of the written word, Victoria Slotto invites us into their lives; their thoughts, their words, their surroundings all spring to life. Vivid yet subtle passages captured my imagination and swept me into their world of twists and turns. No detail was too small to escape her mention; no human emotion was too vast for her to tackle with raw truth and beauty.
I like to savor a great book, taking my time so as not to leave it behind me to soon. I wasn't able to do that with this book. Each chapter ended with a pull to turn the next page, then the next. I finished the book long before I intended to.
Also, I read great books, not only for their content, but for their composition. A page didn't go by where I didn't stop and notice a magical description or pitch-perfect run of dialog. As an aspiring writer, I take every opportunity to learn from the best. I learned a great deal from Ms. Slotto.
I highly recommend Winter is Past and anything written by this amazing author.
- 语种： 英语
- ISBN: 0984915427
- 条形码: 9780984915422
- 商品尺寸: 15.2 x 1.7 x 22.9 cm
- 商品重量: 404 g
- ASIN: 0984915427
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