Recommended by Colleen in Outreach:
This novel is about a lonely woman who becomes the guardian for her dead sister’s young twins. Luce is forced to come out of her self-imposed exile from her small mountain community in order to protect the children from their destructive behavior and from the man who killed their mother.
If you liked Frazier’s first novel, Cold Mountain, you will appreciate this small novel that tells a big story. The interwoven story lines are wonderful and the writing style is beautiful. I hated to finish this book and leave the characters behind.