Cover Attraction is hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page. Marcia says…’I’m a very visual person and love beautiful, or interesting, cover art. It entices, and invites, me to stop and take a peek instead of walking right on by.’ I agree. My cover attraction this week is…
All the Living by C.E. Morgan
Release Date: March 31, 2009
Book Description from Amazon.com:
‘One summer, a young woman travels with her lover to the isolated tobacco farm he has inherited after his family dies in a terrible accident. As Orren works to save his family farm from drought, Aloma struggles with the loneliness of farm life and must find her way in a combative, erotically-charged relationship with a grieving, taciturn man. A budding friendship with a handsome and dynamic young preacher further complicates her growing sense of dissatisfaction. As she considers whether to stay with Orren or to leave, she grapples with the finality of loss and death, and the eternal question of whether it is better to fight for freedom or submit to love.
All the Living has the timeless quality of a parable, but is also a perfect evocation of a time and place, a portrait of both age-old conflicts and modern life. It is an ode to the starve-acre Southern farm, the mountain landscape, and difficult love. In her lyrical and moving debut novel, C.E. Morgan recalls both the serenity of Marilynne Robinson and the shifting emotional currents and unashamed eroticism of James Salter. It is an unforgettable book from a major new voice.’
This is a debut novel by this author and it sounds like a story that could really draw me in. The reason I like the cover is hard to explain-it seems wide open and turbulent to me. I edited the cover choice to show the Canadian cover which is in color instead of black and white. I like it better with the subtle colors added. I would pick this up in the bookstore because of the cover. I would likely buy it for the description.