Each season we pick a book that we have all especially enjoyed and would like to share with you, and we invite the author to come to Barrett Bookstore.
to welcome Robin Black
author of Life Drawing
Wednesday, February 11 at 7:00 pm
for an evening of book talk
wine and cheese!
In their late forties and childless, Owen and Augusta leave the distractions of urban life and move to an isolated farm house to pursue their art - he as a writer, she as a painter. When Alison, a divorcee escaping her own demons, unexpectedly moves in next door, the fault lines in all their lives threaten to break apart, revealing layer upon layer of grief, loss and love. Robin Black is a master storyteller. Her prose is eloquent yet distilled. Again and again, in a sentence or phrase she evokes a whole life. This is a wonderful novel. --Sheila Daley
PRAISE FOR Life Drawing:
“Gripping . . . The power of this story is how it illuminates, in utterly compelling detail, the complex give-and-take of a couple trying to save their marriage once betrayal has entered the picture.”—O: The Oprah Magazine
“Life Drawing is a tour de force, a taut, suspenseful story so beautifully written that it took my breath away.—Christina Baker Kline, author of Orphan Train