Tuesday, July 20, 2010
a compelling read says Ruth Tiger
Here's another nice new review of The Backside of Nowhere. It comes from Ruth Tiger, author of The Away Place. Ruth lives in Tacoma. I met her recently and we traded books, and I recently reviewed her book here on this blog and on amazon.
Here's Ruth's review of Backside.
"The Backside of Nowhere gives a gritty peek into the lives of a Southern Gulf community and a family in need of healing. It's about coming of age, fleeing one's family for a different life, and returning home to confront what drove them apart. The author paints a vivid picture of life in a small fishing village as well as that of a now-famous protagonist, and brings us quickly into the complex lives of these compelling characters. Skillfully weaving us from present to past and back, the story unfolds into the rekindling of lost friendships, the revelation of well-concealed secrets, and the badly needed healing of hearts. I found The Backside of Nowhere to be an interesting read, one that both surprised me and led me toward a satisfying end. The juxtaposed devastating hurricanes aptly round out these characters' stormy lives."
More reviews of this and my other books at ClaytonWorks Publishing website.