A Field Of Poppies Paperback – Jan 18 2012
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Poppy Sadler is crushed to learn that her mother has died of cancer during the night. Then the police show up to tell her that her father has been murdered that same evening. During the journey to find the killer, Poppy learns a secret about her mother's past that pushes her to further investigate. Fortunately for Poppy, she has the help of her older brother and a police detective who is inspired by her strength, and who falls in love with her spirit. And, she has the unexpected help of someone she should have known all along.
I have been reading for 59 years, and I have read everything Sharon Sala has written. This may be her best book to date. Kudos to her for her courage.
So I read it.
There have been a few books amongst the thousands that I have read that have always stayed with me because they took me to a place where the characters are distiled down to the essence of what it means to be human. They are set firmly in the reality of relationships, prejudices, economic truths and social strait jackets and yet they shine through it all like the sun exploding into the ink black vacuum of space. A Painted House by John Grisham came close, A Light in August by William Faulkner was right on the edge of it. The Help by Katheryn Stockett takes an entertaining stab at it. A Field of Poppies by Sharon Sala absolutely nails it to the wall kicking and screaming and it doesn't let you go until the very end.
This one will stand the test of time and will probably end up in your grand kids American Literature class.