Meagan Lucas's Reviews > Ripples
Meagan Lucas's review
May 08, 2019
I love a novel with a deep sense of place. Reminiscent of Ron Rash and Lee Smith, Williams takes you to Abundance, NC and immediately you know in your bones the scent of the air, and how the red dirt feels beneath your toes. Williams’ family history as apple growers gives this narrative an authenticity rarely seen – I was enthralled. However, it’s not just Williams pretty and apt descriptions that had me tearing through pages, but rather his deft handling of the question of forgiveness. The idea is close to my heart (I have the word tattooed on my body), and yet this story has given me new angles to ponder. There are many hurts and secrets in this story, and Williams handles each of them with care, and sensitivity. You will flip pages to find out what happens to Ben, but you will be left thinking about the consequences for a long time. Highly recommend.
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May 1, 2019 – Finished Reading
May 8, 2019 – Shelved