The Poisoned Pen picks a novel set in Arizona as the current Hot Book of the Week. Inland is by Tea Obreht, bestselling author of The Tiger’s Wife. There are signed copies of Inland available through the Web Store. https://bit.ly/31yqYTx
Here’s the review of Inland from The New York Times. https://nyti.ms/2MdBTyj
Then, read Ron Charles’ review of Inland in The Washington Post. I think you’ll find it intriguing. https://wapo.st/2KBe2W0 Now, are you ready to order a signed copy of the book?
Here’s the summary of Inland.
The New York Times bestselling author of The Tiger’s Wife returns with “a bracingly epic and imaginatively mythic journey across the American West” (Entertainment Weekly).
In the lawless, drought-ridden lands of the Arizona Territory in 1893, two extraordinary lives unfold. Nora is an unflinching frontierswoman awaiting the return of the men in her life—her husband, who has gone in search of water for the parched household, and her elder sons, who have vanished after an explosive argument. Nora is biding her time with her youngest son, who is convinced that a mysterious beast is stalking the land around their home.
Meanwhile, Lurie is a former outlaw and a man haunted by ghosts. He sees lost souls who want something from him, and he finds reprieve from their longing in an unexpected relationship that inspires a momentous expedition across the West. The way in which Lurie’s death-defying trek at last intersects with Nora’s plight is the surprise and suspense of this brilliant novel.
Mythical, lyrical, and sweeping in scope, Inland is grounded in true but little-known history. It showcases all of TÃ©a Obreht’s talents as a writer, as she subverts and reimagines the myths of the American West, making them entirely—and unforgettably—her own.
Advance praise for Inland
“This is no boilerplate Louis L’Amour yarn—there are ghosts, camels and other fantastical elements.”—Newsday (Best Summer Books 2019)
“The long-anticipated second novel from TÃ©a Obreht transports readers to the Wild West through the juxtaposed stories of a frontierswoman whose husband and sons have gone missing, and of an outlaw on the run.”—Bustle
“Magnificent . . . brings to mind similar effects in, say, Gabriel GarcÃa MÃ¡rquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude or Toni Morrison’s Beloved.”—The Times Literary Supplement
“Obreht masterfully intertwines [Nora’s and Lurie’s] seemingly unconnected stories with the rich prose, nods to history, and elements of magical realism she’s known for.”—Real Simple
“It will enchant lovers of lyrical prose and the mythical American West.”—Harper’s Bazaar