Monday, March 25, 2019

Nine books about women, wilderness, storms, & survival

Carla Buckley is the author of The Good Goodbye, The Deepest Secret, Invisible, and The Things That Keep Us Here, which was nominated for a Thriller Award as a best first novel and the Ohioana Book Award for fiction. She is a graduate of Oberlin College and the Wharton School of Business, and lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with her husband and three children.

Buckley's new novel is The Liar's Child.

At CrimeReads she tagged nine top books pitting woman against nature, including:
The Possible World by Liese O’Halloran Schwarz

At the heart of this tremendous, genre-spanning multi-generational novel is the devastating hurricane of 1938 and Clare, one of three narrators of the book. She tells her story, with all of its dark and terrible secrets, in 2018 as she approaches her hundredth birthday. Schwarz’s ability to bring character and scene into full dimension is extraordinary, and we are with Clare every step of the way through the storm and its aftermath. There are many surprising twists in this novel, and when Clare finally reveals the truth about what happened that fateful day, the payoff is unbelievably satisfying.
Read about another entry on the list.

My Book, The Movie: The Possible World.

The Page 69 Test: The Possible World.

--Marshal Zeringue