The extraordinary author of Cold Mountain and Thirteen Moons returns with a dazzling new novel of suspense and love set in small-town North Carolina in the early 1960s. Charles Frazier puts his remarkable gifts in the service of a lean, taut narrative while losing none of the transcendent prose,... show more
The extraordinary author of Cold Mountain and Thirteen Moons returns with a dazzling new novel of suspense and love set in small-town North Carolina in the early 1960s. Charles Frazier puts his remarkable gifts in the service of a lean, taut narrative while losing none of the transcendent prose, virtuosic storytelling, and insight into human nature that have made him one of the most beloved and celebrated authors in the world. Now, with his brilliant portrait of Luce, a young woman who inherits her murdered sister’s troubled twins, Frazier has created his most memorable heroine. Before the children, Luce was content with the reimbursements of the rich Appalachian landscape, choosing to live apart from the small community around her. But the coming of the children changes everything, cracking open her solitary life in difficult, hopeful, dangerous ways. Charles Frazier is known for his historical literary odysseys, and for making figures in the past come vividly to life. Set in the twentieth century, Nightwoods resonates with the timelessness of a great work of art.
Publish date: September 27th 2011
Publisher: Random House, Inc.
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
I think this is a book that will resonate strongly with some and barely be worth the time of others. For me, it was perfectly okay. I never found myself particularly invested in the characters and I found the pacing to be much too slow to my liking, but I do understand that the pacing was setting ...
Set in a small town in North Carolina, Luce gets her sister's children after she is murdered. I had heard a lot of good things about Cold Mountain and Thirteen Moons, so I was excited when I won this from a Goodreads giveaway. But it has taken me quite awhile to read this, which is unusual for me si...
Obtained: Through Goodreads First Reads As soon as I read the first two pages of Nightwoods, I automatically knew that it was a book that is deep, mysterious, suspenseful, and just sucks you right in into the story. Nightwoods gave me tons of conflicting emotions, mainly with the abandoned children....
I love the characters this author creates and the ones in this book are no exception. Great, great read.
Luce never considered herself mother material, but she ends up as the sole caregiver to her newly orphaned nephew and niece, a pair of emotionally-disturbed twins. In this beautifully-crafted novel, Frazier tells the story of three broken souls who find each other and work to heal themselves. It's...