New Year's resolutions are a sticky point of contention for me. Either I commit to making a number of them and promptly forget them or I resolutely refuse to make any and amble on generally. Inevitably, "read more" always appears on the list.
It seems I'm off to a decent start this year.
Scribe by Alyson Hagy is meant to be devoured in gulps. Featuring a woman surviving as a skilled writer in an isolated Appalachia village in a world broken by war and disease, her already precarious life shifts abruptly with the arrival of a man who comes to make a deal for a letter of forgiveness. This fictional novel teeters between crassness and horrifying imagery to poetical and nuanced musings, ultimately laying open the limitations of a society governed by power and arms, influence and fear, and the freedom and consequences of making one's choice within these parameters.
You can purchase a copy on Amazon or borrow from your local lending library.
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