By T. Greenwood
T. Greenwood's new novel is a robust, haunting story of tolerating love, damaging secrets and techniques, and possibilities that arrive in hide . . .
In Rivers, Vermont, Harper Montgomery resides a lifestyles overshadowed by means of grief and guilt. because the dying of his spouse, Betsy, twelve years past, Harper has narrowed his global to operating on the neighborhood railroad and elevating his daughter, Shelly, the way he is familiar with how. nonetheless wracked with sorrow over the lack of his life-long love and affected by his function in a brutal, long-ago crime, he wishes in simple terms to compensate for his earlier blunders.
Then one fall day, a educate derails in Rivers, and amid the wreckage Harper reveals an unforeseen probability at atonement. one of many survivors, a pregnant fifteen-year-old lady with mismatched eyes and dermis the colour of blackberries, wishes a spot to stick. although jam-packed with misgivings, Harper deals to take Maggie in. however it isn't really lengthy earlier than he starts to suspect that Maggie's visual appeal in Rivers isn't the uncomplicated case of happenstance it first .
"TWO RIVERS is a gloomy and beautiful elegy, packed with heartbreak that turns itself into desire and forgiveness. I felt so moved by means of this luminous novel." --Luanne Rice, New York occasions bestselling writer
"Two Rivers is a convergence of stories, a reminder that the prior by no means washes away, and but, in T. Greenwood's smooth dealing with of time long gone and time to return, love and forgiveness wait at the different facet of what existence does to us and what we do to it. This novel is a delicate and suspenseful portrayal of family members and the binds that bind." --Lee Martin, writer of The vibrant ceaselessly and River of Heaven
"The premise of TWO RIVERS is beautiful: the very morning a perilous educate derailment upsets the stability of a sleepy Vermont city, a mysterious woman appear on Harper Montgomery's doorstep, forcing him to dredge up a life of memories--from his completely satisfied, indelible youth to his lonely, modern lifestyles. so much of all, he needs to glance hard and long at that negative evening twelve years in the past, whilst every little thing he held pricey used to be taken from him, and he, in flip, took again. T. Greenwood's novel is filled with love, betrayal, misplaced hopes, and a burning query: is it ever too overdue to discover redemption?" - Miranda Beverly-Whittemore, writer of The results of Light and the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize-winning Set Me Free
"From the instant the teach derails within the city of 2 Rivers, i used to be hooked. who's this mysterious younger stranger named Maggie, and what's she operating from? In Two Rivers, T. Greenwood weaves a haunting tale within which the sins of the previous threaten to ruin the delicate equilibrium of the current. Ripe with astounding twists and heart-breakingly genuine characters, Two Rivers is a amazing and intricate examine race and forgiveness in small-town America." --Michelle Richmond, New York occasions Bestselling writer of The yr of Fog and No One you recognize
"Two Rivers is a stark, haunting tale of redemption and salvation. T. Greenwood portrays a global of attractiveness and peace that, as soon as disturbed, reverberates with searing discomfort and inescapable results; this can be a tale of a guy who struggles with the inner most, darkest elements of his soul, and is ready to struggle his option to the outside to respire back. yet also--maybe extra so--it is the tale of a guy who learns the genuine that means of kinfolk: while i'm with you, i'm domestic. A memorable, strong work." --Garth Stein, New York instances bestselling writer of The artwork of Racing within the Rain
Praise for T. Greenwood's Novels
Undressing The Moon
"This appealing tale, eloquently informed, calls for recognition. hugely recommended." –Library Journal (starred assessment)
"Greenwood has skillfully controlled to create a singular with unforgettable characters, finely honed descriptions, and lovely imagery." –Book road USA
"A lyrical, delicately affecting tale." –Publishers Weekly
closer Than The Sky
"Greenwood is an guaranteed advisor via this unusual territory; she has a lush, evocative style." –The big apple instances booklet Review
"Greenwood writes with grace and compassion approximately loyalty and betrayal, love and redemption during this completely soaking up novel approximately daughters and mothers." –Ursula Hegi, writer of Stones from the River
"A complex tale of affection and abuse informed with a directness and depth that packs a lightning charge." –Booklist
"A vibrant, somberly attractive first book." –Larry McMurtry, writer of Lonesome Dove
"A poignant, clear-eyed first novel. . .filled with cautious poetic description. . .the tale woven skillfully." –The manhattan occasions booklet Review
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