Friday, December 11, 2009

What did YOU Find Today?


Tear Down the Mountain by Roger Alan Skipper

Product Description:
In their tiny, secluded mountain community, Sid Lore and Janet Hollar are misfits: Sid because he wasn’t born here, Janet because she can’t satisfy her Pentecostal church’s demand to speak in tongues. The two drift together and get married, and soon the optimistic, independent newlyweds vow to forge their own reality. Appalachian life, however, proves difficult: family and friends die or move away and Sid’s work-related injuries make it impossible to earn a living. As his enters a rut of odd jobs, bar brawls, and dog fights, Janet discovers new worth — and a hidden talent for destruction. Just when they don't think they can sink any lower, the "superior" outside world discovers their mountains, their lake, their forests, and their “rednecks” — which brings new problems. Incisive prose, vivid characters, and a compulsively readable narrative make this novel about lives cramped and cornered by economic and cultural forces a stunning debut.
Paperback: 220 pages
  • Publisher: Soft Skull Press (September 28, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1933368349

Summer Session by Kelly L. Frey, Sr. & Kelly L. Frey II

Product Description

Scott Greenwood was the golden boy in his small Texas town. But his life changes forever when his family is killed and he has to move to New England to live with his cold and distant aunt. Left to his own devices, and with the guilt of his possible complicity in his family’s death, Scott finds his new life inextricably intertwined with Stewart Academy, the elite prep school that overshadows his new home. Life’s lessons come hard as Scott attempts to fit into this unfamiliar place. He finds himself involved in all of the intrigue, deceit, and legendary pranks of the unforgettable characters that populate the world of the ultra-rich and extra-ordinarily talented prep school ranks—an unimaginable journey that culminates in the climax of the Summer Session.

  • Paperback: 268 pages
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Inc.; 1st edition (June 20, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0595342183


gautami tripathy said...

Both look like good finds!

Here is my Friday Find: The Music Room by William Fiennes

Mary (Bookfan) said...

What a cute Friday Finds button!!!

Summer Session sounds intense.

Wall-to-wall books said...

"Tear Down the Mountain" sounds really good!

Marce said...

Missy, guess what - I have an award for you.

Lisa said...

I agree, I love the FF button too!

Great finds. Have an awesome weekend!

StephTheBookworm said...

Wow, those look great, thanks for sharing! Adding to my TBR list.

I also love the pictures of all your fur babies! They are SOOO cute! I have 3 cats and a dog. I love dogs, but am definitely a cat person.

Cat said...

Tear Down the Mountain sounds a good one.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

These look and sound good! I also love your meme button!

Darlene said...

Great finds Missy. They both sound good.


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