Whiskey & Ribbons Whiskey & Ribbons

Whiskey & Ribbons

A Novel

    • 4.1 • 15 Ratings
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Publisher Description

Set in contemporary Louisville, Leesa Cross-Smith’s mesmerizing first novel surrounding the death of a police officer is a requiem for marriage, friendship and family, from an author Roxane Gay has called “a consummate storyteller.”

Evi—a classically-trained ballerina—was nine months pregnant when her husband Eamon was killed in the line of duty on a steamy morning in July. Now, it is winter, and Eamon's adopted brother Dalton has moved in to help her raise six-month-old Noah.

Whiskey & Ribbons is told in three intertwining, melodic voices: Evi in present day, as she’s snowed in with Dalton during a freak blizzard; Eamon before his murder, as he prepares for impending fatherhood and grapples with the danger of his profession; and Dalton, as he struggles to make sense of his life next to Eamon’s, and as he decides to track down the biological father he’s never known.

In the vein of Jojo Moyes’ After You, Whiskey & Ribbons explores the life that continues beyond loss, with a complicated brotherly dynamic reminiscent of Elizabeth Strout’s The Burgess Boys. It’s a meditation on grief, hope, motherhood, brotherhood and surrogate fatherhood. Above all, it’s a novel about what it means—and whether it’s possible—to heal.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2018
March 6
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
272
Pages
PUBLISHER
Hub City Press
SELLER
Perseus Books, LLC
SIZE
1.4
MB

Customer Reviews

1 Banker ,

A very unusual love story

I have to admit that having just finished this book, I’m not sure how I feel about it. It’s rather a dark book. It’s a sort of double love story of love found, love lost, & love born out of grief. The characters are very well drawn, so much so that they feel like real people to me right now. I’m reluctant to let them go, yet I’m ready to be away from them. If this review is confusing that’s because I am feeling confused. I don’t even know if I’d recommend this book if I was asked. I will say that this is definitely not a feel good book if that’s what you are looking for.

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