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#beautifully written feels #written feels every single word was carefully selected attention to detail This book "IS A GEM ALLIO S LANGUAGE "a gem Allio s language me wordless Not speechless Wordless She has stolen all the words I might have used to describe her work and used them in her book That is the only way I can think of to relate Allio s mastery Allio s majesty is to suggest to ou to humbly entreat Wicked Affairs p 2 you to read what she has written It is Garner This book was a little too poetic in style for me at first and seemed difficult to follow Ifou are a reader who likes things transparent and clear cut I wouldn t recommend it As I read on though I got used to her style and there was much that kept me interested Allio used two histories from the town I live in as a basis for the book so there was great personal interest for me and I loved thinking about my little town a hundred ears ago By the end I was very absorbed in the tale i heard allio read from this book and thought the prose and setting lovely looking forward to reading the whole thing People who like this novel use the word beautiful the most but I found it playful than beautiful playful in the sense of joy in trying things seeing how things work out In Garner everything is in play time point of view person character relationships poetry and prose Most of what Allio touches works and although th. Hat mark Garner’s borders as easily as she befriends its stoic residentsIn the summer of 1925 with Garner’s economic prospects in decline a group of wealthy New Yorkers descends on the Giddens farm for summer leisure Even as Frances is drawn to the romance the newcomers represent darker forces are unleashed When her body is found in rain swollen Blood Brook this deeply private community begins to unravel Garner chronicles the mystery of Frances’ sudden death and the demise of a picture perfect New England town threatened by a new century Allio’s beautiful atmospheric prose reveals the town’s hid. ,
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Is is at only one of many levels a murder mystery not knowing what s going to come next has very little to do with the murder it s about Allio
s unpredictable whims I can t say I always enjoyed this novel but I always marveled at Allio s guts andunpredictable whims I can t say I always enjoyed this novel but I always marveled at Allio s guts and I can t wait to read of her work and I don t understand why she hasn t been celebrated A 45 The plot of the book is about a
#murder in a #in a town and Allio uses it as an effective vehicle to explore the tensions between male and female city folk and country folk rural and urban landscapes The story is presented through different narrators it reminded me a little of The Sound and the Fury and in different writing styles I had a little trouble with the poems and streams of conscious during the first sections of the book but I m glad I hung in there Allio s prose in later sections of the book is phenomenal I gave it four stars because Allio s writing was too subtle for me There were some important events in the book that I just wasn t sure whether they actually happened because of the way they were presented But overall it s a great book 351925 Part diary Part nature descriptions Part narrative The story of a girl and a town and a man If ou are an Andrea Barrett fan Ship Fever or The Voyage of the Narwhal then I think ou would really enjoy this Absolutely beautiful The poetry of the language made me want to go on reading it forever A treasure of metaphors. Den history and the fierce longings locked in the hearts of its citizens “Bounded by her trees was the new England” muses the postman and local historian “It is said that if one had the gossamer soul of an angel and wings of an artist’s weave one might pass from Maine to Rhode Island crown to green crown and o’er New Hampshire Tree to tree one might travel ” But some may never leaveKirstin Allio has taught creative writing at Brown University and holds degrees from Brown and New York University Born in Maine she lives in Providence Rhode Island with her husband and sons This is her first novel. This little gem of a book was recommended to me by a nice guy working the Coffeehouse Press book sale table at the AWP Conference in NYC CHP publishes mainly fiction and poetry
they are supporters of high lyrical fiction see Selah Saterstrom and since I wasn t muchare supporters of high lyrical fiction see Selah Saterstrom and since I wasn t much a fiction reader at that point I was skeptical especially since it s a first time novel and takes place in New Hampshire a state for which has have minimal interest However the writing is solid not as high lyric as would drive away mainstream readers but ou have to give it the benefit of the doubt The point of view does change throughout the book as in ou don t stay with just one character The descriptions of history and place are uite fascinating and it s laudable how Allio handles such an ensemble group of diverse characters while working towards uncovering a murder mystery of sorts You ll have to decide what "You Think Of The Ending "think of the ending was initially frustrated but I ve read this book three times now and I think it improves upon further reading Worthwhile reading to find it ou ll probably have to order it online from Coffeehouse Press Just google it Really an awesome book Great writing and experimental in form without being boring or pretentious The plot is easy to figure out that is if ou have read enough murder mysteries but Allio still made me wonder about other possibilities until the very end But the real treat here is the writing th. “An elegant luminous moving work of lyric prose Every page shimmers” Carole Maso“Fiercely imagined alive with incandescent imagery Kirstin Allio’s Garner is a memorable debut” John Burnham SchwartzLandlocked sail shaped Garner New Hampshire is a town delineated by its Puritan ethics and its “Live Free or Die” mentality Like the forbidding landscape of Wharton’s Ethan Frome this New England outpost keeps its secrets and shapes its inhabitants Frances Giddens a spirited elusive girl born at the dawn of the twentieth century and now approaching womanhood moves through the forests and rivers .