Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The Forrests by Emily Perkins - Book Tour Review & Giveaway

The Forrests by Emily Perkins
Literary Fiction ; (352pg)
Bond Street Books


At first this book seems unassuming.  Let's just say it's a pretty great read for the fact that it's not a popular book you'd normally hear about.  It's one of those books that you of by word of mouth.  When people read it they talk about it, because they like it.

I was actually pretty happy with this book.  But I'm not much of a fan of intricate family plots.  Not sure why that is.  So if there is any hesitation for me to delve further into this book it's for that personal reason. This is definitely one of those books that needs to be experienced rather than reviewed.  It's sort of a book that more specifically appeals to the personal reader. It will either touch you, or it will not do much.  I recommend you just pick it up and see how it is for you.

Here is the description of the book, maybe it will fill in some of the gaps which I cannot express.  'Dorothy Forrest is immersed in he sensory world around her; she lives in the flickering moment.  From the age of seven, when her odd, disenfranchised family moves from New York City to the wide skies of New Zealand, to the very end of her life, this is her great gift and possible misfortune.  

Through the wilderness of a commune to failing in love to early marriage and motherhood; from the glorious anguish of parenting to the loss of everything worked for and the unexpected return of love, Dorothy is swept along by time.  Her family looms and recedes, revelations come to light, death changes everything, but somehow, life remains as potent as it ever was, and the joy in just being won't let her go."

Just as the description on the back of the book is eloquent so is her writing and the message of the book.  You'll find yourself reading a passage that at first seems like it is just another description of the novel's plot, but evokes some more powerful concepts in your mind.  For that unassuming, yet powerful writing style, alone, I will recommend it to anyone who wants to read a book that has an ease to it style, but also depth.


This book was offered to me through TLC Book Tours.  If you would like to visit the rest of the tour schedule, please visit this website.  





Emily Perkins’ TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Wednesday, August 8th:  Unabridged Chick
Friday, August 10th:  The Lost Entwife
Monday, August 13th:  Bookish Habits
Thursday, August 16th:  So Simply Sara
Monday, August 20th:  BookNAround
Tuesday, August 21st:  Silver and Grace
Wednesday, August 22nd:  Angler’s Rest
Monday, August 27th:  Col Reads
Wednesday, August 29th:  Reading Envy
Thursday, August 30th:  In the Next Room

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