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IL: UG - BL: 5.7 - AR Pts: 20
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Ira Levinson is in trouble. At ninety-one years old, he finds himself stranded on an embankment after a car crash. Suffering multiple injuries, he struggles to retain consciousness until a blurry image materializes and comes into focus beside him: his beloved wife, Ruth, who passed away nine years ago. A few miles away, at a local bull-riding event, Sophia Danko meets a young cowboy named Luke. Through Luke, Sophia is introduced to a world in which...
IL: UG - BL: 8.9 - AR Pts: 27
"Nothing so coarsely indecent as the whole history of Jude in his relations with his wife Arabella has ever been put in English print," asserted M. O. W. Oliphant, the Scottish humorist. Hardy's "Jude the Obscure--the ill-received novel that was to be his last--is a strikingly modern portrait of provincial, workaday life, frank sexuality, and the desire to transcend the mire of prosaic living. Amy M. King is Assistant Professor of Literature at the...
Moving to a remote tobacco farm that her lover inherited when the rest of his family was killed in a terrible accident, a young woman in 1984 Kentucky struggles with their isolated life, her lover's grief, and a budding friendship with a dynamic young preacher.