Amity & Sorrow
A mother and her daughters drive for days without sleep until they crash their car in rural Oklahoma. The mother, Amaranth, is desperate to get away from someone she's convinced will follow them wherever they go--her husband. The girls, Amity and Sorrow, can't imagine what the world holds outside... show more
A mother and her daughters drive for days without sleep until they crash their car in rural Oklahoma. The mother, Amaranth, is desperate to get away from someone she's convinced will follow them wherever they go--her husband. The girls, Amity and Sorrow, can't imagine what the world holds outside their father's polygamous compound. Rescue comes in the unlikely form of Bradley, a farmer grieving the loss of his wife. At first unwelcoming to these strange, prayerful women, Bradley's abiding tolerance gets the best of him, and they become a new kind of family. An unforgettable story of belief and redemption, AMITY & SORROW is about the influence of community and learning to stand on your own.
Publish date: April 16th 2013
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 308
Edition language: English
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, Adult Fiction
, Literary Fiction
, Cult Classics
I enjoyed this book until the end when the whole thing felt more and more scattered.
I haven’t read many books about any cults or anything like that really. But after reading the description for Amity & Sorrow the 4th or 5th time I got an email from NetGalley (they were having issues that day), I decided that it sounded interesting and grabbed it while I was approved. I’m kind of gl...
The current cultural spotlight on polygamous cults has peaked my interest in the subject, and it was for this reason that I decided to accept the invitation of Little, Brown and Company to read an ARC of [b:Amity & Sorrow: A Novel|15790893|Amity & Sorrow A Novel|Peggy Riley|http://d.gr-assets.com/b...
*I received a digital copy of this novel from Netgalley on behalf of Little, Brown*Once again I am stepping outside my usual genres and I have to say, I’m glad I did. I was invited to read this book, and with a little hesitation based off the summary (it makes it sound a bit like a shirtless, sexy w...
Read my full review: http://bit.ly/13ID9uTMy opinion: Although I had liked the general story of this book, I couldn't get past the writing style of this author. Although I do feel it was intentional to fit the storyline, I really couldn't get used to it. There was just something off to it that I ca...