Some of Paperback . Book 2's contribs will be on hand for this launch party Monday- but check out this rundown on the whole magical crew.
Some of Paperback . include harvesting wild mustard, being a child movie star, laying bets in Pershing Square and plenty more. Bonus shout-out: Happy 100th birthday that day to one of our contributors, Diana Serra Cary!
FREE shipping on qualifying offers. The bestselling author of Moonlight on the Avenue of Faith weaves a literary spell of love, shame, death.
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SUNDAY'S SILENCE caught my eye at the library when I was looking for something else in the "N"s. The novel, written by Gina B. Nahai, is a departure from her two previous books, which are both novels about her homeland of the Middle East. What attracted me to SUNDAY'S SILENCE, when I read the book jacket, was its setting; the novel takes place in Appalachia-arguably, as far from the Middle East as one can go-and I have always been intrigued by the mysticism of that desperately poor, isolated section of our country.
The book was published in 2003 by Washington Square Press in the United States and became a Los Angeles Times bestseller. Adam Watkins is the illegitimate son of little Sam Jenkins, founder of the snake-handling Holiness sect in Appalachia
parts of the tale told on different nights, each fascinating in its own right, each contributing to the story but also telling more than the story needs. Nahai lays her story of a strange folk and the enigma of charisma against a background rich in hisotry. Sunday's Silence' is an ambitious and entertaining novel that will please fans of Nahai's novels. It could also win her new readers.
Sunday’s Silence opens when journalist Adam Watkins, stationed in Beirut, learns . The luminous heart of jonah s. by Gina B. Nahai.
Sunday’s Silence opens when journalist Adam Watkins, stationed in Beirut, learns that Little Sam Adams has been killed by a snake handed to him during a service by a woman named Blue. Little Sam had married Watkins’s grandmother, a coal miner’s widow, then later had had an affair with Clare, her teenaged and sexually precocious daughter, who gave birth to Adam, tried to raise him, finally left him in a local orphanage.
Sunday's Silence book. They have been finalists for the Orange Award, the IMPAC Award, and the Harold J. Ribalow Award. She is the winner of the Los Angeles Arts Council Award, Gina B. Nahai is a best-selling author, and a professor of Creative Writing at USC.
One of the Best Books of the Year, Los Angeles Times. Gina Nahai works in elegant contrasts, the spellbinding extremes of the best of the magical realist tradition, conjuring a story that glows as if lit by a subtle, internal fire. Los Angeles Times Bestseller. A nice addition to the canon of magic realis. s. Nahai’s lyrical command of her words carries through consistently. The book’s effectiveness deepens into a powerful and surprising final chapter. Dallas Morning News. Lyrical, beautifu. languid, steamy read.
2001) A novel by Gina B Nahai. When Adam Watkins, illegitimate son of ninety-year-old preacher Little Sam Jenkins, learns that his father has died from a snakebite and that a woman named Blue, a fellow handler, is being charged with murder, Adam abandons his assignment in Lebanon and goes home for the first time in twenty years.
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