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If you like stories that are deeply emotional and powerfully unforgettable,
you won’t want to miss …
Suzanne Field, a graduate of the University of Minnesota, has taught English as a Second Language in China, Ukraine, and Hawaii.
She has also been a magazine editor and home-school teacher.
She and her husband have five children and divide their time between Kansas and Hawaii where she is a tutor and mentor.
Saffee does not want the table. By the time she inherits the object of her mother’s obsession, the surface is thick with haphazard layers of paint, and heavy with unsettling memories.
After a childhood spent watching her mother slide steadily into insanity, painting and re-painting the ancient table, Saffee has come to fear that seeds of psychosis may lie dormant within her. But as an adult with a family of her own, Saffee must confront her mother’s torment if she wants to defend herself against it.
Traversing four generations over the course of a century, The Painted Table is an epic portrait of inherited memory, proclivity, and guilt. It is a sprawling narrative affirmation that a family artifact—like a family member—can bear the marks of one’s entire past . . . as well as intimations of one’s redemption.
This is definitely a story to be read and savored, reflected on and discussed.
Author Suzanne Field has courageously and beautifully incorporated the topic of mental illness in The Painted Table.
The characters are powerful and the emotion is full as the story unfolds of Saffee, her family and the struggles of living in such dysfunction.
This story is a wonderful example of redemption and healing the past, not allowing it to dictate the future.
If you like stories that are deeply emotional and powerfully unforgettable, don’t miss The Painted Table!
*****5/5 AMAZING; DEF A MUST-READ*****
One winner will receive:
A beautiful hand-painted table (see it here: http://etsy.me/15L90cD)
The Painted Table by Suzanne Field