Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Q Road

Author: Bonnie Jo Campbell

First line: At the eastern edge of Kalamazoo County, Autumn woolly bear caterpillars hump across Queer Road to get to the fields and windbreaks of George Harland's rich river valley land.

Why you should read this book: In her first novel, Bonnie Jo Campbell paints the world of rural Kalamazoo Country in lush brushstrokes, with a history and cast of characters as fertile as the soil. George Harland's 880 acres and his great-great-grandfather's barn, the oldest in the township, provide the backdrop for a day that will delineate the past and define the future for a cast of incredible characters.

Why you shouldn't read this book: You have a "Pave the Earth" bumper sticker on your car and you think it's funny.

Click here to read my complete review at In the Weird

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