Ann Holmes ha sedici anni e conduce un'esistenza difficile, segnata da un passato molto doloroso. Scappata di casa per sottrarsi agli abusi del compagno della madre, vive da vagabonda guadagnandosi qualche soldo con la raccolta dei funghi nelle foreste ai margini di North Fork, un piccolo paese di taglialegna nello Stato di Washington. Fragile e sola, la salute minata da gravi allergie, Ann trova conforto soltanto nei medicinali, in qualche allucinogeno e nella religione. Ma quando un pomeriggio, di ritorno dai boschi, annuncia di aver visto la Vergine Maria, Ann si trasforma per gli abitanti del piccolo centro in uno sfuggente simbolo di fede cui agganciare le proprie miserie e speranze, il bisogno di evadere dalla loro dura realtà, la sete di redenzione. Avvincente e insolito, Nostra Signora della Foresta è un romanzo sottile che attraverso personaggi vigorosi e una scrittura tagliente esplora i dilemmi morali della vita moderna.
- ISBN: 8850211031
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 378
You know that guy who's at every party, the one who loves to hear himself talk and tells long-winded stories while the unlucky few who got caught in his gravitational pull nod politely and and start eyeing the exits? Yeah. David Guterson is That Guy. His book has a really intersesting subject: a...
"Accident ruled every corner of the universe except the chambers of the human heart." There are books that are to be read with all your senses, Snow Falling on Cedars is such a book. Here you fell and read about prejudice and star-crossed love, flashbacks of war times coupled with recollections...
From the age of 18 to approximately 22, I went through my blue period. This era was marked by dateless Friday nights, dateless Saturday nights, Soprano -less Sunday nights ( The Sopranos not having gone on air yet), and a long flirtation with hipsterism. During this time, I watched relationships en... Leggi tutto
When I found the word "cedars" 7 times on a 2 page spread, I shut down. The language is simple; maybe I'm supposed to perceive it as deep, mysterious, or simply written in a beautiful way, but I just found it dull. I was so tired of hearing about snow and cedars. I think it had a trial in it, and... Leggi tutto
Its 1954 on an island off the Washington coast and Kabuo Miyamota is on trial for his life. Kabuo, a struggling commercial fisherman, has been accused of killing another fisherman, Carl Heine, over a land dispute. Its easy to see why he might be convicted. Theres motive, opportunity, and a pile o... Leggi tutto
"None of those other things makes a difference. Love is the strongest thing in the world, you know. Nothing can touch it. Nothing comes close. If we love each other we're safe from it all. Love is the biggest thing there is." I believe that this suspenseful novel would also appeal to fans of To...
Dense, plodding, dull, and lifeless. The plot is buried under a mass of irrelevant description and pointless detail. Guterson painstakingly describes every object, every person, every place, every building, every change in the weather, and the entire life history of every character who appears in... Leggi tutto
Kevin Ansbro, author of Kinnara, reminded me of this book...( having just read "The Translation in Love". Although both stories are different...the history is heartwrenching of how the American - and Canadian- Japanese were treated during and post WWII. I just saw that the author has a new book o... Leggi tutto
Published in 1994, and set in 1954, Snow Falling on Cedars is an atmospheric novel with a strong sense of place. It is set on San Piedro, a fictional island off the coast of the state of Washington. As the story opens, Kabuo Miyamoto is on trial for the murder of Carl Heine, a fellow fisherman. M... Leggi tutto
This book is many things: historical fiction, police procedural, courtroom drama, and love story. It is a densely-written, character-driven novel set on the isolated island of San Piedro in Puget Sound, where the hatreds, bitterness, and wounds of WWII have not completely healed almost ten years...
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