Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Red Hook Road by Ayelet Waldman (ARC)

Red Hook Road

Red Hook Road  by Ayelet Waldman

Set on the coast of Maine over the course of four summers, Red Hook Road tells the story of two families, the Tetherlys and the Copakens, and of the ways in which their lives are unraveled and stitched together by misfortune, by good intentions and failure, and by love and calamity.

A marriage collapses under the strain of a daughter's death; two bereaved siblings find comfort in one another; and an adopted young girl breathes new life into her family with her prodigious talent for the violin. As she writes with obvious affection for these unforgettable characters, Ayelet Waldman skillfully interweaves life's finer pleasures - music and literature - with the more mundane joys of living. Within these resonant pages, a vase filled with wildflowers or a cold beer on a hot summer day serve as constant reminders that it's often the little things that make life so precious.

Release date:  July 13, 2010
Check back soon for my review.

FTC Full Disclosure ~ A received this ARC for review. 


Diane said...

Looking forward to this one as well.

Julie P said...

Sounds like a great read--adding it to my wishlist. Thanks!