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By Sheri Reynolds
Condition ~ EXCELLENT! Used Hardback
Pages ~ 239
Copyright ~ 1994
Published by ~ G.P. Putnam’s Sons
Size ~ 8 ½ X 5 3/4
Ships at 2 lbs. Shipping may be less depending on your zip code. Combined shipping is available for multiple purchases in most cases.
From the book jacket:
“So I was a ward of the court, and I slept on a cot in the basement of the Pentecostal church until old River Bill, a recently widowed deacon, offered to take me in. The church lady who came to bring me food and extra clothes delivered the new. As she picked the nits out of my hair, she said it was a miracle from God that a man like River Bill would take a wild girl like me to raise as his own daughter. . . . ”
Bitterroot Landing introduces Jael, born into a hard life, but a survivor. She will survive even River Bill. The almost impersonal kindness of strangers will rescue her; a priest with a good heart will shelter and teach her; a careful man will take his time and love her back into the world.
Voices have always spoken to Jael in her mind, and some of what they have told her to do has been frightening. But the voices she hears now speak of comfort and courage, teaching her to master the ways other people manage to live. Jael has a job now, cleaning in a church, and a room of her own in the church’s basement. As she dusts the statue of the Virgin Mary, the Virgin speaks peace to her. “There’s definitely too much hurt around here,” she says.
“In flaws, you find the truth,” says he small, dark figure of a woman Jael sculpts out of wax.
“Come and look at the moon,” says the homeless woman she meets at the laundromat.
“Hello, I’m an incest survivor,” say the women in the recovery group that meets every week in the church, just the other side of Jael’s room.
Voices both real and imagined make Jael stronger every day, until she finds she no longer needs them. Until she finds that at last she has a voice of her own.
“Scary and brilliant.” –Lee Smith
This book is in very good condition, no tears or turned down pages noted. Jacket is excellent condition. Very good used book! Spine on the book is nice and tight. There are no odors detected or stains noted on pages. Great book for your library!! Great new author with her first novel! Our home is smoke free.