"The most wonderfully intoxicating novel awaits. The focus remains on a parcel of land, the house that sits on it, and the people who dwell there over four centuries."
Seductively different and oh so provocative, I have completely and irrevocably fallen in love with this novel. Travel in time from the first settlers on a plot of land in New England to those who come after, this is as much about nature, the landscape, and the dwelling, as it is the people. Author Daniel Mason has a featherlight touch that he is able to wield with a hammer blow. The sense of place is immense. The characters live in a vivid spark of vibrant life. Moments in time are fixed, and yet drift into what is to come, all are connected. I ached as I left each stage before becoming utterly consumed by the next. This feels like an epic piece, a study of humanity, an ode to nature, and yet it is as intimate and penetrating as can be. I will be recommending this beauty far and wide, it of course joins our LoveReading Star Books, and sits as a Liz Pick of the Month. Inspiring and unique, North Woods is an unforgettable novel that truly deserves to fly.
|Primary Genre||Modern and Contemporary Fiction|
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