The Woodsman's Daughter

The Woodsman's Daughter

Book - 2005
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Gwyn Hyman Rubio’s first novel, Icy Sparks, was hailed as “vivid and unforgettable” (The New York Times Book Review), “a combination of fire and ice that will take your breath away”(Atlanta Journal-Constitution). Now, Rubio has done it again with The Woodsman’s Daughter, a richly absorbing tale of the gothic South that, like Icy Sparks, has another unforgettable heroine at its heart.Dalia is the brassy and beautiful eldest daughter of Monroe Miller, a shrewd turpentine farmer in 1800s southern Georgia haunted by a devastating secret. A resilient and resourceful young woman, Dalia strives to create a better life for herself and will stop at nothing to protect her family, but the sins of the father are never far behind.In this spellbinding, page-turning epic, Rubio brings the swaying pines, humble shantytowns, and insular bustle of small-town living vibrantly to life. The Woodsman’s Daughteris certain to cement Rubio’s reputation as a major southern voice in American fiction.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2005.
ISBN: 9780670033218
0670033219
Branch Call Number: RUBIO
Characteristics: X, 402 p.

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itstartswithano
Jan 24, 2011

While the dysfunction and tragedy the family in this book experiences over three generations was sometimes so depressing it was almost unbearable to keep reading, the characters are absorbing and the ending hopeful and uplifting after all that misery.

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farnicle
Jan 03, 2010

I had read Icy Sparks and decided to give this book a try. I really enjoyed it, although it was completely different than Icy. I didn't laugh out loud while reading this book, but it kept me wondering what would happen to the characters over time.

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