About Follow the River HomePaperback: 220 pages
Publisher: Arbor Farm Press (April 14, 2016)
Daniel Arroyo has suffered a lifetime of guilt over the sudden death of his infant sister, who died when he was eight years old. He now lives his middle years between that guilt and worsening episodes of PTSD from a Vietnam he left thirty years ago.
When a violent encounter on a dusty highway forces Daniel to face what haunts him, he finds himself pulled back to the neighborhood of his youth, where old houses hold tired secrets. What really happened on that steamy August afternoon? The answer comes spilling from the old neighborhood, and Daniel begins to find his way home.
Corran Harrington takes the reader along the Rio Grande, from its headwaters to the sea.
“Deeply, bravely imagined, Corran Harrington’s radiant fiction records the ways in which our deepest loyalties and grief’s spring from our first soil, brilliantly revealing the secret ways our lives touch each other without our knowing. Compassionate, luminous, wise, this is a book to savor and give to friends.” —Kathleen Hill, author of Who Occupies This House
My Thoughts:To me, it is interesting to see how an author puts together their story and how they present it to their readers. Author Corran Harrington has taken a complex story, a cast of varied and also complex characters, and combined them together to created an unforgettable book that will resonate with readers for a long while after the final page is turned.
Harrington touches on so many subjects in this slender volume - family interactions and dramas, past history that still haunts today, the Vietnam War and the PTSD the main character suffers from, and sexual identity problems. "Follow The River Home" is definitely a mature reader's book and it will take time to absorb all the different pathways that meander through the story, but it all comes together for a touching ending that is satisfying.
I highly recommend "Follow The River Home" for those looking for a book that makes you think a little!
About Corran Harrington
Corran Harrington is a Pushcart Prize nominee, a Santa Fe Writers Project finalist, a Hidden River Arts Eludia Award finalist, a Bosque Fiction Contest finalist, and a New Millennium Writings Award semi-finalist whose short fiction has appeared in numerous literary journals. A former lawyer, Harrington also has a background in cultural and linguistic anthropology. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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Coran Harrington’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:Monday, June 6th: I’d Rather Be at the Beach
Tuesday, June 7th: Savvy Verse & Wit
Thursday, June 9th: 5 Minutes for Books
Monday, June 13th: BookNAround
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Wednesday, June 29th: Diary of a Stay at Home Mom
Thursday, June 30th: Kahakai Kitchen
Friday, July 1st: Patricia’s Wisdom
My thanks to TLC Book Tours for including me on this tour and to the author for providing the review copy. I was not compensated for my opinion.