Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Brock's River Witch enchants me

It's book review time!  I haven't done one in a while because I haven't been able to sit still long enough to read one.  Rarely am I captivated in the first lines of a book.  I surely was in Kimberly Brock's debut book, The River Witch.

This work has all things Southern—mystical traditions, complicated family relationships, combined with a mesmerizing story.  The natural flow of this storyline comes easy for Brock, who is a storyteller as well as a writer.

I think the thing that captured my attention most was the sound of the book. I love it when I hear a sound track running through my mind as I read a book. In this case, the main character who is searching for healing, both physical and mental, keep coming back to the music of her Granny—the music of her childhood.  That music is the beautiful Southern Sacred Harp Singing.

If you've never heard it, you should do some research on the tradition.  I can't tell you more without spoiling the story.  Take a look at this trailer for the book and then see what you think.


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this review. I am always looking for good books & this sounds like it's right up my alley.