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Seek the Living: A Novel

3.29  ·  Rating Details ·  77 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Since her mother’s death, Joan Patee has kept the peace between her wayward brother, Denny, and her strong-willed father. Now confronted with her own troubles—a marriage strained by distance and the desire to have a child—Joan discovers that Denny is far worse off than she imagined. He's hatched a moneymaking scheme involving artifacts found in unmarked graves that may dat ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published July 14th 2006 by Mariner Books (first published 2005)
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Trinity Pi
Jul 18, 2008 Trinity Pi rated it really liked it
sexy writing
Alex Livingstone
Feb 26, 2008 Alex Livingstone rated it really liked it
I dug the story in this one. It helped that it story took place in a part of the south that I am familiar with. Some loose characters in this one. And a fish camp jam.
Dec 29, 2010 Lisa rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Probably one of the most undesirable books I've read. The characters were bland, the plot was bland, there was little climax or excitement, etc. etc, and it definitely wasn't worth $20 when I was 16 years old. I feel like the "sex-scenes", if I remember correctly, were sporadically thrown in and I feel like those were the only exciting and emotional parts of the entire novel, although they meant little to the entire plot. I think I read the first half and skimmed the rest. :(
Jan 19, 2016 Laura added it
I read this last summer and the writing and the characters just keep coming back to me. Some of the passages are so beautiful. I could just swoon. I can see Ashley Warlick becoming one of the great Southern writers in the near future.
Jun 07, 2009 Diane rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
My rating is really a 2.5.

I felt nothing for any of the characters in this novel. I felt that the author didn't give enough information about who was who and what their relationship was to each other. I could barely finish the last 50 pages.
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Ashley Warlick writing 1 8 Jan 28, 2009 09:19AM  
Ashley Warlick is the author of four novels. The recipient of an NEA Fellowship and the Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship, her work has appeared in The Oxford American, McSweeney’s, Redbook, and Garden and Gun, among others. She teaches fiction in the MFA program at Queens University in Charlotte, North Carolina, and is the editor of the South Carolina food magazine edibleUpcountry. Warlick is ...more
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