Winter Loon

Winter Loon A haunting debut novel about family and sacrifice Winter Loon reminds us of how great a burden the past can be the toll it exacts and the freedom that comes from letting it go Abandoned by h

  • Title: Winter Loon
  • Author: Susan Bernhard
  • ISBN: 1424
  • Page: 489
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • A haunting debut novel about family and sacrifice, Winter Loon reminds us of how great a burden the past can be, the toll it exacts, and the freedom that comes from letting it go.Abandoned by his father after his mother drowns in a frozen Minnesota lake, fifteen year old Wes Ballot is stranded with coldhearted grandparents and holed up in his mother s old bedroom surrounde A haunting debut novel about family and sacrifice, Winter Loon reminds us of how great a burden the past can be, the toll it exacts, and the freedom that comes from letting it go.Abandoned by his father after his mother drowns in a frozen Minnesota lake, fifteen year old Wes Ballot is stranded with coldhearted grandparents and holed up in his mother s old bedroom surrounded by her remnants and memories As the wait for his father stretches unforgivably into months, a local girl, whose own mother died a brutal death, captures his heart and imagination, reminding Wes that hope always floats to the surface.When buried truths come to light in the spring thaw, wounds are exposed and violence erupts, forcing Wes to embark on a search for his missing father, the truth about his mother, and a future he must claim for himself a quest that begins back at that frozen lake.A powerful, page turning coming of age story, Winter Loon captures the resilience of a boy determined to become a worthy man by confronting family demons, clawing his way out of the darkness, and forging a life from the shambles of a broken past Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Kindle Edition, 325 pages Published December 1st 2018 by Little A More Details ASIN B07BDKJVWS Edition Language English settin

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    • This was such a heartbreaking story and one in which you feel so emotionally invested in the main character Fifteen year old Wes Ballot is living with his alcoholic parents in Minnesota when his mother drowns in a lake His father sends Wes to temporarily live with his grandparents who aren t exactly warm and welcoming As Wes waits for his father to return, he meets a girl who is also dealing with the death of a parent This is the story of a boy who will learn long buried secrets about his fa Thi [...]


    • 3.75 rounded up A Devastatingly Sad Coming of Age Story Winter Loon left me with a Very Heavy Heart Wes Ballot is a teenager who has always gotten the short end of the stick He experiences one sad event after another to the point where I honestly had to wonder at times what the point of the story was He loses one family member after another and struggles to be strong, and to find himself when all seems lost Yes, Winter Loon is beautifully written and yes the novel includes a lot of emo 3.75 roun [...]


    • Testing the waters is never accomplished within the safety of the shore.Susan Bernhard presents a novel imbued with the tragedies of second hand debris of life The hand off, the jilted inheritance, the receiving end of the deadly stick, the heavy baggage left in the wings by those who came before us Her main character of Wes Ballot is but fifteen years old But Wes bears the internal scars of hovering in the shadows for most of his young life observing and fleeing from the images of his alcoho Te [...]


    • This is a beauty of a page turner, dreamy, disquieting, and uncompromising to the end Against the tide of the wandering heart, the novel tells us, only love can offer us a place to rest and only if we let it.


    • Five humongous, glowing, golden stars Once in a while a debut novel will knock off my socks This one did, so I m going to follow this author and wait impatiently for her next one.I am an amateur at reviewing books, and this one is too good to suffer such an injustice So I ll say only that you simply must read it.


    • I wish I was a writer I would love to write an excellent review for this book, I loved it so much The characters are realistic Wes was my favorite character and my heart broke for him The story is heartbreaking and I had tears in my eyes a couple of times.I can t wait to read from this author This book will go on to my favorites shelf and what a beautiful cover Highly recommend


    • I d come to realize that all my life I d been sheltered and shaped for the better by women who d had to fight for every last thing and who d done their best, even my mother, even Ruby in her way For those who follow me for some time, know that this is not my usual genre or type of book.My main reads are YA and romance.If this book centers around a teenager of fifteen year old, Wes, I would not call it YA Nor would I call it romance even if you ll find some love story in it.Trying to qu [...]


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