A Book of Maps, Pictures, Laments, Celebrations, Praise
By Eve LaSalle Caram
Set in South Texas during the Great Depression, it ends with magic at
the coldest instant of Winter Solstice. Wintershine is a three-generation
story held together by the voice of the mother as it echoes in the soul
of the daughter who tells the story.
"A women's memories of her Depression-era childhood in Arkansas and Texas
provide the framework for this layered tale. The language is natural enough
to give a sense of the geography and the times, and the initial unsympathetic
tone insures that these remembrances are neither sugar-coated nor laden
with the psychological weight of the world. Storms are the novel's lietmotif."
"A book of open detail and whirling bits of memory, 'Wintershine' is at
once a bleak and hopeful record of poor childhood in the twentieth century."
Joe Jordan, "Small Press Review"
"Wintershine is an affirming and honest exploration of those forces, first
encountered in childhood, that connect us all to nature."
Karl Barnebey, Editor, "Snowy Egret"
Art by Jeff Jack, 100 pgs., $14.95, ISBN: 0-911051-74-0,