Whiskey & ribbons
O, The Oprah Magazine's Best Books of the Summer
Longlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize
Set in contemporary Louisville, Leesa Cross-Smith's mesmerizing first novel surrounding the death of a police officer is a requiem for marriage, friendship and family, from an author Roxane Gay has called "a consummate storyteller."
One of the Most Anticipated Books of 2018:Entertainment Weekly, Southern Living, Harper's BAZAAR, The Millions, Electric Lit, Book Riot, BookBub, Chicago Review of Books, POPSUGAR, Refinery29, NYLON, and SheReads
Evi--a classically-trained ballerina--was nine months pregnant when her husband Eamon was killed in the line of duty on a steamy morning in July. Now, it is winter, and Eamon's adopted brother Dalton has moved in to help her raise six-month-old Noah.
Whiskey & Ribbons is told in three intertwining, melodic voices: Evi in present day, as she's snowed in with Dalton during a freak blizzard; Eamon before his murder, as he prepares for impending fatherhood and grapples with the danger of his profession; and Dalton, as he struggles to make sense of his life next to Eamon's, and as he decides to track down the biological father he's never known.
In the vein of Jojo Moyes'After You,Whiskey & Ribbons explores the life that continues beyond loss, with a complicated brotherly dynamic reminiscent of Elizabeth Strout's The Burgess Boys. It's a meditation on grief, hope, motherhood, brotherhood and surrogate fatherhood. Above all, it's a novel about what it means--and whether it's possible--to heal.
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|Grouping Title||whiskey ribbons|
|Grouping Author||cross smith leesa|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-07-18 04:47:21AM|
|Last Indexed||2018-07-19 04:53:33AM|
|author||Cross-Smith, Leesa, 1978-|
|available_at_aacpl||Annapolis Mall, Glen Burnie Library|
|detailed_location_aacpl||Crofton Library - Adult Fiction, Discoveries: the Library at the Mall - Adult Fiction, Glen Burnie Library - Adult Fiction, Maryland City at Russett Library - Adult Fiction, Severna Park Library - Adult Fiction|
|display_description||"Evi--a classically-trained ballerina--was nine months pregnant when her husband Eamon was killed in the line of duty on a steamy morning in July. Now, it is winter, and Eamon's adopted brother Dalton has moved in to help her raise six-month-old Noah"--Amazon.com.|
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|itype_aacpl||Adult General Fiction|
|local_time_since_added_aacpl||Six Months, Year|
|owning_library_aacpl||Anne Arundel County Public Library|
|owning_location_aacpl||Annapolis Mall, Crofton Library, Glen Burnie Library, Maryland City at Russett Library, Severna Park Library|
|record_details||ils:a1427800|Book|Books||English|Hub City Press,||258 pages ; 24 cm|
|subject_facet||Brothers and sisters -- Fiction, Domestic fiction, Loss (Psychology) -- Fiction, Widows -- Fiction|
|title_display||Whiskey & ribbons|
|title_full||Whiskey & ribbons / Leesa Cross-Smith|
|title_short||Whiskey & ribbons|
|topic_facet||Brothers and sisters, Fiction, Loss (Psychology), Widows|