The Sound of Blue
Holly Payne’s debut novel illuminated the mystical journey of a famed rug weaver living in southwestern Turkey. Her latest storyline immerses us in an even more hypnotic set of circumstances, capturing another fascinating young woma...more
In Dubrovnik, we spoke to people who had lived through the fighting, and their stories deepened my understanding of Payne's nov ...more
The story/plot was okay. Her writing style bugged me though. Her sentence and paragraph structure was just odd, and I found myself re-reading sentences often, wondering why she worded them in such an awkward way that almost doesn't make sense. I grew pretty annoyed with ...more
I liked that it was set in the middle of the war, rather than being about the war. It left things messy, uncomfortable, and closer to honest. It admits that conflicts don't just end.
The main character is admirable, even as she struggles, is lost, and eventually starts to face herself, she keeps her sens ...more