Someone once said that a novel with a great voice at the heart of it can carry any reader all the way through the story no matter what happens or doesn’t happen, no matter how long it all takes. The voice in Days Without End, by Sebastian Barry, is so profoundly human, so wise and observant, so full of heart and hope and horror and wonder — we could follow it forever. It’s a complex love story set in the midst of a genocide — the Indian Wars, and the Civil War. The story of the author’s own son has shaped this novel and given us a story that goes deep and stays there. Do yourself a favor and read this book. -RP
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“First Love” ostensibly tells the story of a 16-year-old Russian student, Vladimir, who falls hard for the 21-year old Princess Zinaida. Turgenev shows us how Zinaida’s family is clinging to a shabby social respectability; Vladimir’s mother dismisses Zinaida as an “adventuress.” But Vladimir is drawn into the circle of suitors around the young beauty, and, while he is aware he is acting the fool, can not help himself–he becomes obsessed with the girl. Turgenev’s story captures the sway an enchanting young woman full of spirit and life can hold over men; the crazy, intoxicating feeling of being deeply infatuated for the first time; the gut-churning attraction of the unattainable Other.” ~ Jefferson Flanders
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