Thursday, March 20, 2014

2014 book 62

Julia Glass' And The Dark Sacred Night
Glass' latest novel focuses on a man at loose ends, whose wife inspires him to go searching for the father he never knew, and knows nothing about, starting with a trip to his former stepfather. Eventually this brings him into contact with a bunch of characters from Glass' stellar first novel, Three Junes. Glass excels at portraying complicated family relationships and the small moments of life and death--and this book is no exception. I really love her writing--it's really evocative. Her descriptions of, like, food at a picnic! Just lovely. I had some quibbles about an event near the end, but loved the way this wrapped up. She is really a great writer. A.

A review copy was provided by the publisher. This book will be released on April 1st.

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