Saturday, April 7, 2007

Sleep Toward Heaven by Amanda Eyre Ward


"Amanda Eyre Ward's debut novel is an intimate portrait of three women whose lives collide during a brutal Texas summer.

In Gatestown, Texas, twenty-nine-year-old Karen Lowens awaits her execution with a host of convicted serial killers on death row. In Manhattan, Dr. Franny Wren, also twenty-nine, tends to a young cancer patient, and resists the urge to run from her fiancé and her carefully crafted life. In Austin, Texas, brassy Celia Mills, a once-vibrant librarian, mourns her murdered husband.

Over the course of the summer, fate pushes these eerily recognizable women together, culminating in a revelation of the possibility of faith, the responsibility of friendship, and the value of life. Sleep Toward Heaven is a luminous story of murder and desire, solitude and grace -- a rare literary page-turner where redemption seems perpetually within arm's reach."

My thoughts:

I liked this book about three women who normally wouldn't cross paths, but who find themselves both confronting and helping each other.

Date read: 4/5/2007
Book #: 30
Rating: 3* = good
Genre: Fiction

ISBN-10: 0060582294
ISBN-13: 978-0060582296
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Year: 2004
# of Pages: 304
Binding: Paperback

1 comment:

Memiors of a Home Schooler said...

Glad to see your review, I actually started this book after finding it on your blog from the SRT. I'll be back to read more of your reviews!