Spring Bear: A Novella
from my blog Reading In Winter
Spring Bear was a book I won through GoodReads a few years ago. It had sat in my pile of TBR books since then until I finally decided it would be a good thing to read and review it.
A small “novella,” Spring Bear tells the story of Evvie Mallow who, when she finds out that she is with child, takes matters into her own hands, battling against her family in order to give her child the freedom it needs.
This is the first novel of author Betsy Connor Bowen and it is a sad
Evvie dreams of going to California and escaping from the poverty and misery of her h ...more
And all of that reminds me of course of one of the greatest pleasures to be had from reading, that of immersing yourself in a story set in another part of the world, reading a ...more
In my opinion it was a lovely little story. I came home from class last night and it wasn't very late (maybe 7) but I was exhausted. So I sat down with this book and I finished it last night. But it was nicer than your normal short story because of it's ...more
The story is short, and sad, but the characters are dynamic and the plot moves quickly along. Although the ending (and to be honest, the beginning and the middle) of the story was quite tragic, I thought that Evvie had managed to overcome her bad situation and do the right thing for her baby. The writing style took me some time ...more
I liked reading the book
It would have been a good book to start a series to read about their lives as time progressed
She has a PhD in English and Comparative Literature and an MBA in finance. She has written academic articles, investment reports, short stories, local history, a novella (Spring Bear, Maine Literary Award 2010), and is currentl ...more