Friday, June 22, 2012

This Bright River GIVEAWAY

This Bright River: A Novel

Critics hailed Patrick Somerville’s first novel, The Cradle, as a “magical debut” (Chicago Sun-Times), one that “calmly, relentless pulls at the Gothic skein of family tragedies” (Washington Post), “a deeply gratifying modern fable” (The New York Times). With his new novel, Somerville more than makes good on that early promise, telling a powerful story about a young man trying to atone for past mistakes, and a young woman trying not to repeat her own.

Ben Hanson’s aimless life has bottomed out after a series of bad decisions, but a surprising offer from his father draws him home to Wisconsin. There, he finds his family fractured, still reeling from his cousin’s mysterious death a decade earlier.

Lauren Sheehan abandoned her career in medicine after a series of violent events abroad. Now she’s back in the safest place she knows - the same small Wisconsin town where she and Ben grew up - hiding from a world that has only brought her heartache.

As Lauren cautiously expands her horizons and Ben tries to unravel the mysteries of his family and himself, their paths intersect. Could each be exactly what the other needs?

A compelling family drama and a surprising love story, rich with the dark humor and piercing intelligence that made The Cradle so beloved, This Bright River confirms Somerville’s status as one of the most talented writers at work today.

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1 comment:

Jason Gosseck said...

I also review books on my blog. I had reviewed this book as well. I personally thought this book was not as good as I expected. I felt like the characters were boring and self-involved which over shadowed everything else.

I really enjoyed your blog.

You can read my review at