The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
Magical realism, lyrical prose, and the pain and passion of human love haunt this hypnotic generational saga. Foolish love appears to be the Roux family birthright, an ominous forecast for its most recent progeny, Ava Lavender. Ava — in all other ways a normal girl — is born with the wings of a... show more
Magical realism, lyrical prose, and the pain and passion of human love haunt this hypnotic generational saga. Foolish love appears to be the Roux family birthright, an ominous forecast for its most recent progeny, Ava Lavender. Ava — in all other ways a normal girl — is born with the wings of a bird. In a quest to understand her peculiar disposition and a growing desire to fit in with her peers, sixteen-year old Ava ventures into the wider world, ill-prepared for what she might discover and naive to the twisted motives of others. Others like the pious Nathaniel Sorrows, who mistakes Ava for an angel and whose obsession with her grows until the night of the summer solstice celebration. That night, the skies open up, rain and feathers fill the air, and Ava’s quest and her family’s saga build to a devastating crescendo. First-time author Leslye Walton has constructed a layered and unforgettable mythology of what it means to be born with hearts that are tragically, exquisitely human.
Publish date: 2014-03-25
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
TRIGGER WARNING: RAPE. So I have mixed feelings about this book; the title is misleading, because it isnt just about the strange and beautiful sorrows of ava lavender, but also about her mother, grandmother, great grandmother, etc. So it took me some time to get in to this book, because in the begin...
It took me a week to write this review because I couldn’t find the words to describe how much I love this novel. I don’t know what to say to make you go read it. The narrator, Ava, is born with feathers and wings. To find out why, she starts looking into her family history. This book chronicles fo...
I was so excited for this book! So, I picked it up from my library app(Overdrive). I was trembling with anticipation as I read the first couple of words! The writing is intoxicating and just when I thought I had fallen in love (BOOM!). It took a turn for the worst. To my dismay, I had to put this bo...
El verdadero título de esta novela debería ser: "Miss Lavender's house for Peculiar Children"cuak!Bien,Veamos....Teniendo en cuenta de que estamos frente a una novela perteneciente al Realismo Mágico, está complicado no separarla de sus tocayas de género. Difícil leer la historia de las mujeres Lav...
The writing was good, often too poetical for a novel, but the characters held no sway and their lives were not what I wanted to hear. I cared not for their woes.