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Friday, April 22, 2011

Book Blurb Friday #7, heartrending fiction


RIP OUT MY HEART
The 1930s come alive in a new novel by acclaimed artist Mordecai Martin, and yet, while the decade lives on in his deathless prose, the characters die, by ones, twos, and hundreds, in the grip of The Great Depression.

Written from the point of view of a woman whose world is teetering on the brink of that infamous financial calamity, Rip out my Heart  is at once horrifying and reassuring.

While Lanya Gordon’s husband and son face the loss of their life’s work, Lanya calms her daughters, soothes her grandchildren, and reaches out to help her community. Why, then, does her community abandon her?

Mordecai Martin fans will thrill to his skillful twists of plot and his masterful use of words in this, his greatest novel since Come into my Heart in 2004.

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Each week, Lisa Ricard Claro, at Writing in the Buff, presents a photo that could be the cover of a book. Our challenge is to write, in 150 words or less, a review of the "book" illustrated by the picture. Above is my review of a fictional book of fiction, written by a fictional author. Tough to do? Sometimes, but fun, too. See what others have written. Maybe you'll like to try, too. Click on the name below.

17 comments:

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

This is great! I love the way you incorporated marketing, referencing a previous book. It really does sound like the back of a book! A great one, at that.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Kay, it sounds like you already have this book written and on the bookstore shelf. Very, interesting ... in some ways it reminds me of "Evergreen". Historical fiction is always super interesting to me.

Great job; I just don't understand how M. Martin gets them written and on the stand in one week's time, lol!

Have a great weekend,

Kathy

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Dimple said...

What!? No book??? Darn! You pulled me right in! I think there's an income for you here, if you care to pursue it!

Sioux said...

I agree with Lisa...The previous book's hook was an ingenious idea.

And the historical direction! Well done!

Susan Fobes said...

I'd hire you to write my review! :)

Tammy said...

Wow--this could really be a powerful book. Love all of the details!

Grandma's Goulash said...

Nicely done. I felt as if I were holding the book in my hand. How disappointing to find that I wasn't!

My Blurb: The Sculptor

Kay said...

I thought this was a real book at first. You'd make an excellent book reviewer.

ros@dimaggio63 said...

Hi Kay
Happy Easter by Igor e Myriam :)

Julie said...

Hah! What fun. To make it all up and simply go with the flow. I might have a go at this meme upon my return home next week. Thanks for the introduction, Kay.

Hope you are recovering from your travels. Paris is inundated with folk from the UK, Spain and the US over Easter. There are still some quiet pockets though. I have yet another out-of-the-way park to visit today and then a gospel concert this evening over in Rue Madame. SHall sleep for a week upon my return to Oz.

jabblog said...

Wonderful review, Kay:-) There's so much detail in the blurb that surely no-one could pass up this book. All you have to do now is write it - and its precursor.

Francisca said...

Well done, Kay! :-)

K9friend said...

I'd definitely read that one! And I do love the author's name. Mordecai sounds so mysterious!

Pat
www.critteralley.blogspot.com

Sandra Davies said...

So professional - a true hook of an opener and so much promised with the combination of 'horrifying and reassuring'- definitely one to buy as soon as it reaches the shelves.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

WEll shoot! I was all ready to add that book to my TBR pile...(to be read)... I think you should write the book ;>)

Lynn said...

Nicely done.