Friday Finds hosted by Should Be Reading asks us to share what great books we heard about or discovered in the past week.
My pick this week is Deloume Road by Matthew Hooton which was released on February 9, 2010 by Knopf Canada. Here’s a bit about it from Amazon.ca:
From a breathtakingly talented new writer: a beautifully written, gripping novel that weaves storytelling magic, life, love, and tragedy into the beauty of the Canadian landscape.
Deloume Road takes us into a hot August month on Vancouver Island during the first Gulf War, to a small rural community where the children’s lives play out unchangingly in the woods and secret places – until they discover an object from the past that will come to haunt them all. Slowly we discover how intertwined are the lives of recent comers with long established neighbours: a Ukrainian butcher who yearns for his wife and small son left behind – and learns something disturbing; a widowed Korean girl who fears for the life of the baby she is carrying; a Native artist whose pilot son has crashed in the wilderness… And behind them all, the shadow of Gerard Deloume, whose suicide in 1899 set off a sequence of events that erupt a century later with violent, tragic consequences.
Matthew Hooton, with lovely skill, and an assured voice, creates an indelible sense of a small community along a country road and the ties that bind us, celebrating the differences and connections between the Korean language and English, between losing a loved one to war and pulling the trigger, about summer and the first rain….
I think this sounds great and it has a fantastic cover as well. What about you? What did you find this week?
It does sound great…and the cover is gorgeous!
This one has caught my eye too!
That sounds really good!
The cover is spectacular!
Ooh this looks good. I love the storyline.
Matthew Hooton says
Hi there, I normally don't post on blogs, but I think you've got a great site going here (and for the record, an addiction to books isn't such a bad thing- you're in good company).
Quick note: the cover was designed by Kelly Hill at Random House Canada, who has also done covers for Miriam Toews. She's brilliant.
All the best.
Sounds really intriguing. My pick is at The Crowded Leaf.
Amanda Leigh says
That does sound like a very good read and the cover is absolutely beautiful!
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Sandy Nawrot says
What a great find! I'm off to see what the library has going with this one.
WOW..great cover and a great sounding story. What more could we ask for? Thanks Dar
Matthew, thanks so much for stopping by and commenting. I appreciate it. I'll be reading your novel soon and can't wait!
Thanks everyone for popping in to my Friday Finds!
This sounds wonderful and the cover is so beautiful.
Jennifer @ Mrs. Q: Book Addict says
Oh, this one sounds really good! i'm going to add it to my tbr list.
This has some great story lines in it…definitely a winner!
You have an award at my blog! 🙂
This sounds terrific! I am adding it to my TBR list.
Susan Helene Gottfried says
Just dropping in to say hi 'cause I can. 😀
Sheila (Bookjourney) says
This one does sound good!
i totally LOVE that cover!! It sounds good too!!
Oh, I am very curious to find out what the haunting object is! Great pick, I will be looking out for this one when it becomes available!