Sweeping Up Glass

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Product Details
Price
$16.00  $14.88
Publisher
Delta
Publish Date
Pages
336
Dimensions
5.18 X 8.0 X 0.72 inches | 0.54 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780385343039

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About the Author
Carolyn Wall is an editor and lecturer. As an artist-in residence, she has taught creative writing to more than 4,000 children in Oklahoma, where she is at work on her second novel, The Coffin Maker, coming from Delta in 2010.
Reviews
"Haunting, lyrical, entirely absorbing, Sweeping Up Glass deserves a place on the shelf next to classics like True Grit and To Kill a Mockingbird."--O, The Oprah Magazine

"Carolyn D. Wall has created an engaging character in Olivia Harker and a complex and densely interconnected community in Aurora, Kentucky. Her evocative prose recalls the regional style of such authors as Flannery O'Connor, Harper Lee, and Eudora Welty."--Mystery Scene

"Wall gives her heroine a powerful voice in this haunting debut."--Kirkus Reviews

"A real stunner, with plot and characters the like of which you've never seen."--MLB News

"Highly recommended for all collections." --Library Journal, starred review

"This is a perfect little book, like a head-on collision between Flannery O'Connor and Harper Lee, with a bit of Faulkner on a mystery binge. I loved every page of it."--Joe R. Landsdale, Edgar-award winner

"A powerful novel...features unforgettable characters placed in a terrifying situation....this is a fine novel which deserves a wide audience."--Mystery News

"The strong, fresh narrative voice pulls the reader in and doesn't let go in Wall's stunning debut." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"The suspense is gripping, the danger is very real, and the reader gets caught up in Wall's powerful, moving debut." --Library Journal, starred review

"This debut novel does so much more than traditional, tightly focused mysteries. It has a powerfully, sometimes uncomfortably, realized setting; characters who seem drawn from life; and a wide-ranging plot, bursting with complications...A gripping story and a truly original voice." --Booklist

"This extraordinary debut novel...is filled with arresting images, bitter humor, and characters with palpable physical presence. The fresh voice of that clear-eyed narrator reminded me of Scout in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. I literally could not put it down." --Boston Globe