Riders on the Storm: A Novel
by Susan Streeter Carpenter (Goodreads Author)
Fiction. "I've always wondered why the sixties are so hard to write about. But Susan Streeter Carpenter proves it can be done with equal parts insight, generosity, and honesty. Her evocation of the time is among the best I've seen"--Karen Joy Fowler. "Susan Streeter Carpenter's RIDERS ON THE STORM explores and explodes the shallow stereotypes and hollow myths that persist-...more
Paperback, 404 pages
Published March 15th 2010 by Bottom Dog Press
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As the publisher of this fine book by Susan Streeter Carpenter I recognize the work and vision that went into capturing this period in our American history...and she does it through living characters. We need such understanding even as today we fight distant wars and struggle with our days. We are proud to have it in our Working Lives Fiction Series.
I enjoyed this book. It seems a fitting description of the confusion and angst of the time, though I was far too young to remember any of it so I am basing this on what I've heard and read about the era. Ironically, I am reading it at a time of political protest in Egypt. As always, I found the ending to be a bit lackluster, but then again, that may have been the point in this one. At least I can see some symbolism there and count that as redeeming.