Publication Date: September 2012
Categories: Mystery & Detective, History
In Black Water Rising, Attica Locke made one of the most stunning fiction debuts in recent memory. Now she returns with The Cutting Season, a riveting thriller that intertwines two murders separated by over a century.
- An African American narrator. That is too rare in my reading life.
- I love me some historical fiction, especially when it's this good.
- Ooooh, twists and turns that I didn't see coming!
- Social justice!
- Hmm, the ending. I'm not sure I could have done what Caren did. You'll know what I mean when you get there.
- You WILL get there because you WILL read this book.
- A review with the author
Publisher: St.Martin's Press
Publication Date: March 2010
Categories: Contemporary Women, Historical, War & Military
A unique and sweeping debut novel of an American female combat photographer in the Vietnam War, as she captures the wrenching chaos and finds herself torn between the love of two men.
On a stifling day in 1975, the North Vietnamese army is poised to roll into Saigon. As the fall of the city begins, two lovers make their way through the streets to escape to a new life. Helen Adams, an American photojournalist, must take leave of a war she is addicted to and a devastated country she has come to love. Linh, the Vietnamese man who loves her, must grapple with his own conflicted loyalties of heart and homeland. As they race to leave, they play out a drama of devotion and betrayal that spins them back through twelve war-torn years, beginning in the splendor of Angkor Wat, with their mentor, larger-than-life war correspondent Sam Darrow, once Helen's infuriating love and fiercest competitor, and Linh's secret keeper, boss and truest friend.
Tatjana Soli paints a searing portrait of an American woman’s struggle and triumph in Vietnam, a stirring canvas contrasting the wrenching horror of war and the treacherous narcotic of obsession with the redemptive power of love. Readers will be transfixed by this stunning novel of passion, duty and ambition among the ruins of war.
- Reading about the war in Vietnam never gets old
- Learning about war photographers, especially female photographers, was fascinating
- Beautiful setting, complex characters
- More historical fiction, my fave!
- Violent and heartbreaking
- About the author
- Fabulous book!
- Incredible foreshadowing..not the kind that hits you over the head, the kind that lets you know that something is going to happen
- The ending, the ending, OMG the ENDING!
- Run, don't walk, to your local library and check out this book! Or you know, you could buy it. Steal it? I don't care, just read it.
- About the author
- He has a memoir? I didn't know that!!