Thursday, September 22, 2016
The Warmest December by Bernice L. McFadden
Today's Throwback Thursday feature isn't really that old of a book. I recently read McFadden's The Book of Harlan and loved her writing style. (You can read my review here.)The Warmest December has gotten rave reviews and I am looking forward to reading it. McFadden is an author that I think will become one of my favorite go to literary writers. If you haven't checked out her work, I recommend picking up one of her books.
or Kenzie, growing up in the Lowe home means opening the bottom drawer of her father's dresser to choose which belt she will be whipped with that night, furtive trips to the Bee Hive Liquor store for her father's vodka, and dreaming of the day she can escape apartment A5.
Buoyed by the lyrical, redemptive voice that distinguished Bernice L. McFadden's earlier novel, The Warmest December tells the powerful, deeply moving story of one family and the alcoholism and abuse that marked all of their lives. Moving fluidly between the past and the present-as the adult Kenzie visits the bedside of her dying father-it is an ultimately cathartic tale of hope, healing, and forgiveness.