Come in and Cover Me

Gin Phillips (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$16.00
Publisher
Penguin Books
Publish Date
December 31, 2012
Pages
352
Dimensions
5.1 X 7.9 X 1.0 inches | 0.01 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781594486487
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About the Author

Gin Phillips is the author of the Barnes and Noble Discover Prize winning novel The Well and the Mine. She lives in Birmingham, Alabama.

Reviews

"As graceful and emotionally true as Phillips' debut-and, in its thoroughly researched reimagining of the American Southwest's prehistoric Mimbres culture and its leap into supernatural territory without once losing its credibility or riveting story line, surpasses it. . . . Amid a sensually sketched setting of rock formations, mesquite and juniper, narrow canyons, and night skies, Ren and Silas work side by side and try to bridge the growing distance between them. As the natural and supernatural worlds coalesce, both recent and ancient history become more insistently present, yielding an original and strikingly beautiful ending."
-Kate Christensen, "Elle"
"With a sure hand . . . Phillips, weaves this strand of the supernatural through a compelling modern story of love and loss."--"San Francisco"" Chronicle
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"Phillips's writing is . . . brimming with imagery. . . . Her greatest talent is her ability to create the world of the story. "Come In and Cover Me "moves us into the earth. The dusty landscape serves as both setting and metaphor, a beautiful but dangerous place where a sudden loss of footing can prove fatal."--Brunonia Barry, The Washington Post

"As graceful and emotionally true as Phillips' debut--and, in its thoroughly researched reimagining of the American Southwest's prehistoric Mimbres culture and its leap into supernatural territory without once losing its credibility or riveting story line, surpasses it. . . . Amid a sensually sketched setting of rock formations, mesquite and juniper, narrow canyons, and night skies, Ren and Silas work side by side and try to bridge the growing distance between them. As the natural and supernatural worlds coalesce, both recent and ancient history become more insistently present, yielding an original and strikingly beautiful ending." Kate Christensen, "Elle"
"A smart, engrossing ghost story . . . Haunting, compelling and lyrical . . . A moving, well-crafted story brought to life through believable characters, vivid details and honest prose. Phillips has provided the reader with a true find--an ending surprising, satisfying and memorable novel that illustrates the power of good storytelling."--"Bookpage"
"Moving. . . . Phillips adroitly sidesteps sentiment, enriching Ren's world with depth and detail. While studying the Mimbres tribes of the Southwest, Ren utilizes her gift of seeing and communicates with ghosts at the sites she excavates to find out where to dig and how the uncovered artifacts were used. Ren's passion for personalizing her work, attributing artifacts to specific individuals and striving to tell their stories, causes d
"Phillips's writing is . . . brimming with imagery. . . . Her greatest talent is her ability to create the world of the story. "Come In and Cover Me" moves us into the earth. The dusty landscape serves as both setting and metaphor, a beautiful but dangerous place where a sudden loss of footing can prove fatal."--BrunoniaBarry, "The Washington Post"
"With a sure hand . . . Phillips, weaves this strand of the supernatural through a compelling modern story of love and loss."--"San Francisco"" Chronicle"
"As graceful and emotionally true as Phillips' debut--and, in its thoroughly researched reimagining of the American Southwest's prehistoric Mimbres culture and its leap into supernatural territory without once losing its credibility or riveting story line, surpasses it. . . . Amid a sensually sketched setting of rock formations, mesquite and juniper, narrow canyons, and night skies, Ren and Silas work side by side and try to bridge the growing distance between them. As the natural and supernatural worlds coalesce, both recent and ancient history become more insistently present, yielding an original and strikingly beautiful ending." Kate Christensen, "Elle"
"Long haunted by her dead brother, archaeologist Ren Taylor is being led to the find of her career by a ghostly woman who lived at the site of an ancient desert dig. Part love story, part field guide, this beguiling novel charts the excavation and restoration of a damaged soul."--"Parade"