The Secret of Huricanes
Pearl Starling is forty-five, a hermit with a "colorful past"-a past filled with treachery and desire, death and survival-who makes her living weaving rugs in a North Carolina military town. For years she has been an object of curiosity and scorn, and now she has defied the society's conventions once again: she is pregnant and no one knows who the father is. In The Secret...more
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Published September 25th 2009 by M P Publishing Ltd.
(first published September 1st 2002)
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I really enjoyed this book I had never heard of and randomly picked up off the shelf at the library. It's not a happy book, but the main character is a strong woman who does her best to survive in her community. Full of dysfunction and love, this story took me just a few hours to read.
This may be a short novel, but what it lacks in length it more than makes up for in quality and intensity. The prose is beautifully crafted and the story is dark, compelling and emotionally meaningful. The intesity of the novel showcases exactly how novels exceed the concept of merely telling a story; it is through the emotional investment and the depiction of psychological struggles that the true strength of a novel is revealed. Film cannot get this intimate. A novel becomes a personal experien...more