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The Valley of Light by Terry Kay
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May 23, 09


It is always a sweet surprise to pick up a book in the bargain bin and have it turn out to be a jewel. I felt that way about this novel. The author writes in such a beautiful, lyrical way that just feels calm, yet rich in his descriptions of thoughts and feelings. A sample passage: "She did not have friends. Not really. She knew people, but she did not have friends. Not the kinds of friends who left little pieces of themselves with her after a visit, little peices of laughter and noisy talk scattered over the house like the confetti of a parade." Pg. 37 Another on the same page reads, "Words were powerful. Steinbeck had painted the dust bowl with word-strokes over the canvas of book paper." Beautiful. This book is FULL of gems such as these two passages. I loved it!
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Carin I liked this book too. Your review makes me want to reread it!


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