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by Gina B. Nahai

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  • ISBN 015100627X
  • ISBN13 978-0151006274
  • Language English
  • Author Gina B. Nahai
  • Publisher Harcourt; 1st edition (November 1, 2001)
  • Pages 320
  • Formats mobi docx azw doc
  • Category Comics and Funnies
  • Subcategory Graphic Novels
  • Size ePub 1148 kb
  • Size Fb2 1904 kb
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 596

The bestselling author of Moonlight on the Avenue of Faith weaves a literary spell of love, shame, death, and the power of faith, set against the charismatic world of Appalachian snake handlers. Lauded for her beguiling stories of passion and history set in exotic lands, Gina Nahai's new novel takes place in a hidden part of America-a land untamed by man, seemingly forgotten by God, but filled with the mystical fervor for the miracles promised by Jesus Christ. After seventeen years in flight from his roots, Adam Watkins returns to Appalachia to investigate the murder of his father, Little Sam, a renowned Holy Roller. The suspect, Blue, is a fiery-haired, purple-eyed beauty with a reputation for being immune to earthly harm.When Blue and Adam meet, the power that moves between them is both dark and exhilarating. Will their sudden love, like the mortal bite of a poisonous snake, destroy them or redeem them? In indelible images and mesmerizing prose, Nahai explores the triumph of passion over reason, the cross-cultural sympathies of fundamentalism, and the price of extremism.

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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.

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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.

Critical response to the book was mostly positive. Critical response to the book was mostly positive References.

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Cemav
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. SUNDAY'S SILENCE is the story of Adam and Blue, "star-cross'd lovers" who share Appalachian memories and a connection on not just a physical plane. Having run from his past for more than 20 years, Adam returns to his childhood home near Knoxville, Tennessee, after the death of Little Sam Jenkins, the man who never admitted to being his father. Upon investigating the circumstances of his father's death--a preacher who drank poison, danced in fire, and charmed snakes with his group of "Holiness," cult-like followers--Adam immediately develops an attraction for Little Sam's supposed killer, Blue, a beautiful foreigner with a bevy of secrets. What follows in Adam and Blue's illicit relationship exposes a series of fateful secrets and alarming truths that will change the course of their lives forever.

As I had hoped, the descriptions of noble Appalachia in the novel are beautiful; Nahai's prose is haunting, stunning, luminous, poetic, vibrant, unforgettable. But I finished the novel wholly unsatisfied with what I had read. SUNDAY'S SILENCE is far from a plot-driven text; the novel is almost completely character-driven. Nahai spends an estimated three-fourths of the novel developing the histories of her characters and only a quarter of it discussing how these histories pertain to their current lives. Some of her histories are about insignificant secondary characters in the text, totally detracting from the already skimpy plot of her tale. The relationship between Blue and Adam was just not believable to me--because Nahai spends so little time discussing it, the connection between them is not firmly established. It breaks my heart to give such a beautifully-written novel a mediocre rating--but I couldn't help but be bothered by the lack of plot development and the OVER, yet ineffective, development of Nahai's characters.
Gorisar
This book is set in the present, in the Appalachian mountains of Tennessee. Isolated by geography and culture, the reader learns about the Holy Rollers and their snake handling religion, and meets some interesting and well-developed characters.
Ms. Nahai weaves a wonderful tale, full of passion and seduction as well as sadness and brutality. There is suffering and also love. And an acceptance of the forces of religion to shape lives. The story moves fast and I couldn't stop reading, enjoying the quality of her writing as much as I wanted to know what would happen next.
I was disappointed however. No matter how rich the description or how hard the author tried to make me understand her characters, she never quite succeeded. I never could identify with any of them or the forces that drove them. And while the details of their pasts were described in detail, I just couldn't believe them. Because of this, while I do acknowledge the author's craftsmanship, I can only give this book a mild recommendation.
Arashigore
In this, her third novel, Gina Nahai leaves the landscape of Iran and instead settles on eastern Tennessee, to tell the story of two strangers who become infatuated with each other's histories, which ultimately revolve around a snake-handling sect led by Sam Jenkins.
Even though this is not her native territory, Nahai has woven an admirable tapestry of three people's lives. That being said, the latter third of the novel loses much of the beauty of language and setting that Nahai evokes in the first 150 pages. It's as if she ran out of description and instead tries to hasten the narrative. The result is a book that's interesting, but perhaps not quite satisfying in the end. Still, I'd recommend it if only for the wonderful description of Blue's homeland, though I'd say if you want the best Nahai novel, try Moonlight on the Avenue of Faith.
Velellan
A Masterpiece> One of my favorite books~ Subtle & intense, artfully crafted and intriguing. A stunning tapestry, weaving the lives of disparate cultures into prose. Incredibly absorbing & mesmerizing.
Shazel
My daughter's school assigned this book as summer reading. What a nightmare! Sunday's Silence was a chore to read. It seemed like the author went to great lengths to do research and then insisted on including every bit of detail she learned, whether it was relevant to the plot or not. Speaking of plot, I'm still searching for one. I feel like I just read the author's notes on character development, rather than a coherent novel with a beginning, middle, and end.
Undeyn
"In the tradition of Southern writers from Faulkner to O'Connor...Nahai captivates, filling her stories with characters and multivoiced narratives that rival those of her earlier works."
Fenrikree
Good Condition Book. I bought it for one of my Friends who is from a Book Club.

Delivery took too much Time than Standard time offered.

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