- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: HarperAvenue (April 14 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1443432091
- ISBN-13: 978-1443432092
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.4 x 22.9 cm
- Shipping Weight: 399 g
- Average Customer Review: 11 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #317,346 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“Set against an otherworldly, intimate backdrop, Davis’s tale vividly brings to life a near-mythic period of British history while speaking to universal human experience.” (Publishers Weekly)
“Richly layered.... Not just a compelling story, but a treatise on the idea of fighting back when one’s beliefs are challenged. The way one’s ideals survive in an ever-changing world, as imperative now as it was thousands of years ago, is at the crux of this expertly rendered parable.” (The Globe and Mail)
“Against A Darkening Sky pulls you in from start to finish.” (Shelagh Rogers, CBC's The Next Chapter)
“Rich and well-realized....Though it wrestles with big questions surrounding how we construct a view of reality, it’s the human connection and the deep intimacy there that gives this novel its magic.” (This Magazine)
“Never a false note is struck in Davis’s detailing of Anglo-Saxon life…. Lauren B. Davis is too good a novelist to make her story simply a vehicle for a ‘message’…. Captivating and entertaining.” (Winnipeg Free Press)
“Davis brings ancient Northumbria to life…. The story’s theme-how to remain true to one’s beliefs when they pose a threat to belonging, and even survival-still resonates today.” (Quill & Quire (starred review))
“A beautifully written novel that brings the world of the past alive with stunning imagery.... Anyone would be hard-pressed to find another novel that is able to bring the story to life in such striking detail.” (Minneapolis Books Examiner)
About the Author
LAUREN B. DAVIS is the author of the bestselling and critically acclaimed novels The Stubborn Season, The Radiant City, Our Daily Bread—which was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and named a best book of the year by both The Globe and Mail and The Boston Globe—and The Empty Room, as well as two collections of short stories, Rat Medicine & Other Unlikely Curatives and An Unrehearsed Desire. Born in Montreal, she now lives in Princeton, New Jersey.
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As always, whenever Lauren writes anything, I feel like I should be taking notes. While I'm completely unfamiliar with Northumbria, it was very easy for even someone like me to visualize everything - from Wilona's face and the shade of her hair to the various place and time-specific details.
A wonderful, wonderful book.
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