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Wrecker ~ Summer Wood

February 26, 2011

Genre: Adult Fiction
Bloomsbury USA
304 pages
ISBN: 9781608192809
Source: Publisher (via Library Thing)

There are some books that can’t be summarized, only read. Summer Wood’s Wrecker is one of these books. I’ll try to give a little sneak peek but a sliver won’t do it justice; you’ll just have to trust me on this one.

Wrecker‘s story watches the unlikely collision of a three-year old foster charge and the residents of a close-knit community, living of the land and lumber in Northern California. The boy is released to his aunt and uncle when his mother is plopped in jail, sending his once downtrodden future into the arms of chaotic and unlimited love on a relatively functioning farm.

The story is viewed and told through the eyes of almost every life mentioned in the course of the saga. Because the book is written from all parties, it creates the sense of a truly three-dimensional piece of art that so few stories pull off.

It is, mostly simply and most complexly, a story of love. It’s a story of a mother’s love, a child’s love, a spouse’s love and a lover’s love from so many different angles. From its violent and tentative beginning to the unstable, yet comfortable, middle to the dramatic, heart-wrenchingly stunning end, the book is a story to adore and get lost in.

Thank you so much to Bloomsbury publishing for my ARC. I have to admit that I wasn’t really turned on by the cover or the synopsis when I first looked at it but I fell in love pretty early on.

One Comment leave one →
  1. February 28, 2011 12:25 am

    This does sound rather interesting, and like it tells it’s tale in an unusual and unique way. I am glad that you loved it and will be keeping an eye out for it!

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