Author: Michael Cogdill
Publication Date: March 31, 2010
Synopsis from GoodReads:
In the early 20th Century, a pair of North Carolina mountain children sow the seed of a love that becomes their only solace in the world. They grow it off the steep ground of poverty, ignorance and violence so hard, it can kill hope long before claiming life.
Bloodshed finally sends Frank Locke on the run, deep into wilderness, abandoning his extraordinary love, Mary Lizbeth. When a whitewater river washes this desperate boy into the hands of Sophia, he discovers a luminous young woman steeped in mystery, trapped in a tragically brilliant life. Far ahead of her time. Secreted from the world. As she awakens Frank’s mind, their souls rise to meet in a love that binds three people for a lifetime.
This love triangle forms a beauty no one sees coming. From the wilds of Appalachia, crossing nearly a century, it runs deep into a lush American fortune, and lives in letters of adoration and hope of the least expected.
In a rhapsody of Southern voices, mingling hilarity and sorrow, She-Rain speaks of lives soaring beyond heartbreak, fundamentalism and self-destruction. Two women in love with one man ultimately prove the power of human hearts to answer high callings. They teach us all how to heal -- and thrive -- gracefully longing to the very end.
This is written by one of my local news anchors, of all people! I love books set in the southern Appalachian mountains and I'm curious to see how Michael Cogdill writes. Plus, he just seems like a nice guy, so I thought I'd help spread the word about his book a little bit. :-) And isn't that cover just gorgeous? You can enter to win a copy on Good Reads.
What are you waiting on this week?
Breaking the Spine.