Amy Jo Burns
West Virginia hidden on a mountain top miles from the nearest town Wren lives with her arents Ruby and
#briar at fifteen #At fifteen has never been to school taught by her mother Her father a snake handling Heute Ziehst Du Aus: Roman preacher whoseath in life was formed by a lightening strike when he was a younger man Wren has been hidden away from the world seeing only her mother s best friend Ivy and her family That is until she meets Caleb which sets in motion detrimental changes to all their livesFive fully realized characters Beautiful descriptions of the land wonderful writing It travels back in time to when Ivy and Ruby become friends as do Briar and Riley Strong friendships between the ladies and two events that change the friendships between the men We learn the secrets of all involved and share in heartbreaking lossesThese gritty edgy and melancholy Southern novels hold for me a strong appeal Shiner refers to moonshine the way mountain eople have for a long time made a living Harder now that drugs are becoming lucrative Although much in this novel is dark it leaves a strong impression with the reader Time out of mind and taking me to a different lace world It does end with hope This is the second book in a month where I enjoyed the blurb much than the book It sounds so freaking good In the beginning I enjoyed Shiner enjoyed the way the author writes thought this was gonna be a 4 or 5 star book for me Unfortunately the characters are never fully fleshed out and the I read the less Kapriolen Des Schicksals[Roman] plausible the characters became For instance there are some teens in foster care who immediately upon meeting one of the main characters Wren tell her their stories Bull A kid who s been traumatized or tossed about from home to home has trust issues They re not gonna just blab their life story to everyone they meet It takes time and a lot of it before that happens If it ever happens Thisissed me off Sure they re minor characters but really If you re going to write a book you need to understand the sychology of your charactersAs for young Wren she wasn t believable either None of the characters were It seemed to me like the author came up with a story and then wrote the characters to fit it rather than let the characters build the story Pushed circles into suares I couldn t identify with or feel anything for any of these characters and so I had a hard time enjoying the book I didn t care what happened only wanted it to happen soon so I could be done with the book How can you care about characters the author herself appears not to knowI should have DNF ed this but I kept thinking it would get better Maybe it s just me This book has a high rating here on Goodreads but I thought it was boring
and unbelievable I wonder if there are any award categories for blurb writers If not thereunbelievable I wonder if there are any award categories for blurb writers If not there be Shout out to the writer of this book s blurb Thanks for making me waste time on a book that isn t nearly as interesting as your synopsis Love and loyalty lies revenge fear and hope are what this story is aboutThe love and loyalty that grew from childhoods of want and suffering and a need for friendship that grew deeper through the years Two women whose lives are shaped and trapped by the mountains of West Virginia and the men who dominate their lives Ruby and IvyFathers and husbands control their lives because the women have no say in this world of moonshiners thieves and drunks The only true thing in their lives is their loyalty to each other and the hope of leaving this lace but this too disappears when Ruby marries and Ivy is now tied to the mountain and this way of life because of her love for RubyLies are not just told but lived with so they shape one s very existence and create a fear of discovery and destruction Revenge twists and turns and finally destroysHope lies in
The Young Ruby S Daughter Wren Whoyoung Ruby s daughter Wren who so much than what the mountain has given her and yet will finally determine her own surprising futureWonderful book with such. On a lush mountaintop trapped in time two women vow to rotect each other at all costs and one young girl must defy her father to surviveAn hour from the closest West Virginia mining town fifteen year old Wren Bird lives in a cloistered mountain cabin with her arents They have no car no mailbox and no visitors except for her mother's lifelong best friend Every Sunday Wren's father delivers winding sermons in an abandoned gas station where he takes. Well drawn characters that you get ulled into their lives The book is a world away from my own life but it uickly drew me into Ruby and Ivy s lives Resigned to a male dominated life style and yet Ivy still held out hope Just a really good readI won this ARC in a First Reads giveaway Thank you to Riverhead Books and the author Amy Jo Burns 45 stars The truth turns sour if it idles too long in our mouths Stories like bottles of shine are meant to be given away Fifteen year old Wren Bird lives in a mountain cabin with her One Day in December parents Ruby and Briar She is home schooled and seldom goes to the nearest town Herarents have no car no mailbox and welcome no visitors except for her Mother s friend Ivy There s is no one lonelier than the wife of a Alamo Story: From Early History to Current Conflicts preacher Every Sunday her father leads sermons in an abandoned gas station to the mountain worshipers He takes up the scriptures along with his serpents and everyone knows the tale of how he survived being struck by lightning as a teen He loves his wife Ruby and his snakes That is about all the love he has to give I can t survive her any Ruby and Ivy have always been friends and wanted to get away but instead stay and live on the mountain having homes near each other and relying on each other often When tragedy strikes Wren learns some truths some harsh realities anderhaps Wren might be the one to get away maybe There s danger in letting your desires define you This book is about so many things love friendship motherhood loyalty faith isolation heartbreak moonshine snakes control obsession grief fear growing up secrets and longing There are several characters in this book and they are all expertly drawn You can feel their sadness and loneliness dripping off the ages They live a rough slow and hard life They have also made sacrifices suffered for those sacrifices aid their dues stood by their friends hoped for better tomorrows and made tough choices We get to know all their Isabel de Solis, Soraya: Un Cuento de Amor En La Alhambra pain and see how over the course of time they will either becomes stronger or dwindle away This is also a coming of age tale for Wren as she learns about herself and the adults in her lifeI found this book to be absorbing and captivating Snake handling in Appalachia still exists and occurs in this book So does making moonshine Bothlay a Out of the Box part in this book but mainly this book is about various forms of relationships I was drawn into these characters lives and because of this I found this book to be a fast read It is not a happy go lucky book and yet there is hope and strength within theages I found this book to be well written with sheer beauty in the The First Secret of Edwin Hoff passagesIf this book is not on your radar it should be I received a copy of this book from theublisher and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review All the thoughts and opinions are my own Taking lace amid the abject overty of the hollers of Appalachian West Virginia a miracle goes very wrong and has devastating repercussions The storyline follows two generations of mountain men and women and their traditions of making moonshine snake handling and what appears to be male dominance Alcoholism and the opioid crisis rear their heads yet there is a great sense of love Love for each other their land and their mountain traditions which are not to say that there isn t a ervading sense of being trapped In a sense this is a coming of age novel as young Wren learns the truth of her father s divinity untangles her mother s ast and finally sees ossibilities for her future Deep in the hollers of West Virginia is the Bird family They live a simple life and would be completely closed off from the world if not for Briar Bird s
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in an abandoned gas stationRuby Bird spends her days with her friend Ivy They ve been friendsan abandoned gas stationRuby Bird spends her days with her friend Ivy They ve been friends they were kids and have become like sisters Their bond is seemingly unbreakable and they have settled for the lives they ve chosen as long as they hav. Up serpents and raises the Lord for his blighted white eye Under Lock and Key proof of his divinity and key to the hold he has over the community over Wren and her motherBut over the course of one summer a miracleerformed by Wren's father uickly turns to tragedy As the order of her world begins to shatter Wren must uncover the truth of her father's mysterious legend and her mother's harrowing history and complex bond with her best friend And with that newfound know. .
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Making good moonshine isn t that different from telling a good story and no one tells agood moonshine isn t that different from telling a good story and no one tells a like a woman She knows that legends and liuor are best spun from the back of a ickup truck after nightfall just as she knows to tell a story slowly the way whiskey drips through a sieve Stories like bottles of shine are meant to be given away I didn t want to be a story I wanted to live This stunning story takes Something Wicked place on a secluded mountain in West Virginia where days of drink drugs death blind snake faith and isolation were dark Then as the secrets of theast are revealed an even darker shadow is cast Amy Jo Burns writes in clear beautiful Velvet Ropes (Club Undercover prose that conveys fifteen year old Wren s isolation and fear difficult to endure if not for her mother Ruby and her mother s best friend Ivy and Ivy s children Briar Bird herreacher snake handling father keeps Wren from the
outside world and the outside world as far away as ossible It s about theworld and the outside world as far away as ossible It s about the and the religion with beliefs manifested in snake handling and the miracle of healing The relationships are complex between Wren s Pjesme parents Ruby and Briar White Eye between Ruby and her life long friend Ivy between Ruby and Flynn from herast between Wren and her father and the hope in the budding relationship between Wren and Caleb The author does an incredible job of fully realizing the individual characters as well By the end of the story we know them all At first I gave this four stars but then I thought about the true healing miracles here of unconditional friendship the capacity to love in spite of suffering caused by those you love and the ossibility of hope when everything feels hopeless and the amazing writing I decided it was deserving of 5 stars A heartbreakingly beautiful debut novel about all of those beautiful things that are art of a lace and culture where it s easy to be mistaken that they won t be found here I m hoping for from Amy Jo Burns I received a copy of this Riverhead Books through Edelweiss Making good moonshine isn t that different from telling a good story and no one tells a story like a woman Wren lives in the Appalachian Mountains with her family her snake handler father who scares and enraptures the town with his reaching and her mother who only ever wanted to get off the mountain with her best friend Ivy but whose arents made her marry When Ivy stumbles into the fire and Wren s father erforms a miraculous healing it sets in mot Find all of my reviews at s an embarrassing confession I noticed this book sitting on the new release shelf behind the counter at Barnes and Noble while I was waiting in line to A'dan Z'ye Yaşar Kemal pick up myre ordered copy of Midnight Sun by Sparkles the Vampire Since I had already blown my book budget on that sure to be Pulitzer winner I had to go home and get this one from the libraryI didn t know anything about Shiner before beginning aside from the fact that the cover didn t make me want to gag since it didn t have a face on it there was no girl in the title so it most likely wasn t a thriller and shiner Nacht probably meant there was either going to be moonshine or someone gettingunched in the face which are both generally good times when it comes to me and fiction The story here is about Wren and her coming of age as the daughter of a snakehandling reacherman in Appalachia Basically as soon as I started this I was retty much like I did uestion where things were going right about the thirty ercent mark only to discover the narrator was set to change and then change again and again and rather than turning me off the story I became even invested This was another heartbreaker of a tale although not uite the gut unch that Betty was If you were a fan of Where the Crawdads Sing I certainly don t feel I d be steering you wrong to The Collaborative Habit: Life Lessons for Working Together point you in the direction of this story Anne Bogel sold me on this in a recent Patreonodcast I listened to audio Loved the characters and story. Ledge Wren can imagine a different future for herself than she has been told to expectRich with epic love and epic loss and diving deep into a world that is often forgotten but still art of America Shiner reveals the hidden story behind two generations' worth of Appalachian heartbreak and resolve Amy Jo Burns brings us a smoldering taut debut novel about modern female myth making in a land of men and one young girl who must ultimately open her eyes. .