This Glittering World

· Kensington Publishing Corp.
3.6
5 reviews
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304
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About this ebook

T. Greenwood, acclaimed author of Two Rivers and The Hungry Season, crafts a moving, lyrical story of loss, atonement, and promises kept.

One November morning, Ben Bailey walks out of his Flagstaff, Arizona, home to retrieve the paper. Instead, he finds Ricky Begay, a young Navajo man, beaten and dying in the newly fallen snow.

Unable to forget the incident, especially once he meets Ricky's sister, Shadi, Ben begins to question everything, from his job as a part-time history professor to his fiancée, Sara. When Ben first met Sara, he was mesmerized by her optimism and easy confidence. These days, their relationship only reinforces a loneliness that stretches back to his fractured childhood.

Ben decides to discover the truth about Ricky's death, both for Shadi's sake and in hopes of filling in the cracks in his own life. Yet the answers leave him torn--between responsibility and happiness, between his once-certain future and the choices that could liberate him from a delicate web of lies he has spun.
3.6
5 reviews
Jan Hunt
February 17, 2016
This is my first Greenwood novel. I found the story compelling, keeping me turning pages to see what on earth can happen now. In literature a tragedy is a development of circumstances that are created by a character, and that could have been avoided if done otherwise. Clearly Ben is such a character. And yet, we care about him as well as the ones who suffer the consequences of his actions. A well developed and told story!
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Really very well written. The storyline was a bit overdone in some ways (just too much like other books) but behind that plotline was a character who was fascinating. The main character here is not ...
Third-party review
This book was on my list because I had read another book by the author a year or so ago and liked her storytelling. This book was great. I got through it in two sittings, I just couldn't stop. The ...

About the author

T. Greenwood is the author of more than a dozen novels with more than a quarter-million copies sold. A two-time winner of the San Diego Book Award and LAMBDA Literary Award finalist, she has received grants from the Sherwood Anderson Foundation, the Christopher Isherwood Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Maryland State Arts Council. Five of her novels have been Indie Next Picks and her twelfth novel, Rust & Stardust, was a LibraryReads selection. Her novels have been translated into five languages. She lives with her family in San Diego, California, where she teaches creative writing, studies photography, and continues to write. Please visit her online at TGreenwood.com.
 

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