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by Carolyn Wall
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Genre Fiction
  • Author:
    Carolyn Wall
  • ISBN:
    0345525698
  • ISBN13:
    978-0345525697
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  • Publisher:
    Bantam (July 10, 2012)
  • Pages:
    320 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Genre Fiction
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  • Rating:
    4.8
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I loved this book, just as I loved Carolyn Wall's first novel, "Sweeping Up Glass.

Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). I loved this book, just as I loved Carolyn Wall's first novel, "Sweeping Up Glass. She has a remarkable gift for indelible characters, both those you clutch to your heart and those you want to hold at arm's length (while wishing for longer arms), and her sense of place is absolutely three-dimensional. Playing with Matches" explores the absolute necessity of leaving certain aspects of one's childhood behind - and the impossibility of doing it. I rate Wall with Joe R. Lansdale in his non-genre mode, and that's very high praise.

Playing with Matches book. A mesmerizing and poignant work by a master of the Soutern novel, Playing with Matches is a stunning tale of guilt, forgiveness, and the enduring bonds of family.

Playing with Matches : A Novel by Carolyn Wall. Discover ideas about Reading Lists. Playing With Matches, by Carolyn Wall. Good, Southern fiction (I hope).

Playing with Matches: A Novel. A mesmerizing and poignant work by a master of the Soutern novel, Playing with Matches is a stunning tale of guilt, forgiveness, and the enduring bonds of family

Playing with Matches: A Novel. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere. Publisher: Random House Publishing GroupReleased: Jul 10, 2012ISBN: 9780345534392Format: book. Playing with Matches - Carolyn Wall.

I go outside to study the sky. Bitsy comes to. recall how, on Saturdays during those post-fire years, I’d help Auntie with the baking d a cake, I seemed to stand on h. . recall how, on Saturdays during those post-fire years, I’d help Auntie with the baking d a cake, I seemed to stand on higher ground. Uncle loved it. I made coconut cream pies that were whipped and high and perfectly set. For that one, I think, he kissed my cheek. How’ve you been doing, Bitsy?. I say no. here’s this thing about Bitsy: She seems as surprised when she speaks as when she’s spoken to. I guess I been fine.

About Playing with Matches. About Playing with Matches. When I felt truly lost-which was most of the time-I went out to the narrow lot and sat down in the weeds. From there I could observe both houses.

Playing With Matches.

Carolyn Wall has a real knack for character development. While I sometimes felt the story was a bit disjointed in jumping back and forth between young Clea Shine's life and her life as an adult, the.

When I felt truly lost-which was most of the time-I went out to the narrow lot and sat down in the weeds  . Growing up in False River, Mississippi, Clea Shine learned early that a small town is no place for big secrets. Having fled years ago in the wake of a tragedy and now settled with a family of her own, she faces a turning point in her marriage and seeks refuge in the one place she vowed never to return. Clea’s homecoming is bittersweet.

When I felt truly lost—which was most of the time—I went out to the narrow lot and sat down in the weeds. From there I could observe both houses. After all, I had two eyes, didn’t I? Two nostrils, two arms, two knobby knees. The trouble was, I had only one heart.Growing up in False River, Mississippi, Clea Shine learned early that a small town is no place for big secrets. Having fled years ago in the wake of a tragedy and now settled with a family of her own, she faces a turning point in her marriage and seeks refuge in the one place she vowed never to return. Clea’s homecoming is bittersweet. Reunited with Jerusha Lovemore, the kindly neighbor who raised her, Clea gains a sense of love and comfort, but still cannot escape the ghosts of her past: the abandonment by her disreputable mother, her constant search for belonging, the truth behind that fateful night from long ago. Once outspoken and impulsive, Clea now seeks only redemption and peace of mind. And as a hurricane threatens to hit False River, everything she has tried to forget may finally be exposed once and for all.  A mesmerizing and poignant work by a master of the Soutern novel, Playing with Matches is a stunning tale of guilt, forgiveness, and the enduring bonds of family.

Adokelv
I was ENTHRALLED with this novel. It's like nothing else I've ever read. I love the author's writing style. I was transported to a place I'd never otherwise have visited: the back roads/woods/fields of a very poor part of this country. I could not even begin to imagine such poverty. The part of the story that deals with the storm is beyond description - I have never before read such a vivid, detailed description of such a violent storm - as I lay in bed reading my Kindle I could hear - I could feel - the wind blowing, the boards of the house cracking apart, the water rising. I am finding it very hard to write about this story because it's just that different, that magical. Carolyn Wall has been added to my Top Ten list of favorite authors.
Walan
I loved this book, just as I loved Carolyn Wall's first novel, "Sweeping Up Glass." She has a remarkable gift for indelible characters, both those you clutch to your heart and those you want to hold at arm's length (while wishing for longer arms), and her sense of place is absolutely three-dimensional. "Playing with Matches" explores the absolute necessity of leaving certain aspects of one's childhood behind -- and the impossibility of doing it. I rate Wall with Joe R. Lansdale in his non-genre mode, and that's very high praise.
Androlhala
I was totally taken with the first part of this book. Beautifully written and descriptive I fell in love with the place and the characters. When it jumped ahead years later I had a hard time getting back to the emotion with which I first read the book. However by the end I found myself tearing up and being happy that I read it.
Qusserel
Really enjoyed Carolyn Wall's Sweeping Up Glass so I had pretty high hopes for this but, unfortunately, it just didn't excite me. The charcters and the story all seemed relatively prosaic. While the writing is lovely, as you'd expect from Walls, this just didn't seem to have the carefully ctafted and intricately knitted plot that I had hoped and expected.
Manris
Crisp sticky writing that allows you to visualization of the story contrasts the egocentricity of childhood w an adults empathy. Strong females. Only prob was w the drugs talking about crack but calling it heroin
Dolid
I liked the first half. Then it just got vague like too many loose ends were being tied up. The author is an excellent writer but for me it lost plot.
Rarranere
For hurting people hope is there , if people will reach out. This book shows how there is hurting people all around us. It is really sad to know people lives in sorrow and pain all their lives and how the main character seems to have been able to overcome her pain.
I couldn't put this book down. Intriguing, interesting and well developed. The characters are loveable, aggravating, and some you just want to throw out the window.