I love gorgeous writing. Melanie Thorne‘s novel, Hand Me Down is rich with gorgeous writing. People magazine calls it “Compelling.” From San Jose Mercury News: “Hand Me Down, which recalls the gritty power of Dorothy Allison’s Bastard Out of Carolina, is fiction with the ring of truth.” Here’s a sample of what we’re talking about:
“As I watch the night sketch ghostly shapes in the darkness, a draft sweeps through the room, into my cramped chest, and plants a seed of ice deep inside.”
“She’s warm and she holds me longer than Mom had in the rain, and I stand there frozen, squeezing my eyes tight against her shoulder. She smells like clean stream water and a hint of lavender and I inhale that freshness in the first deep breath I’ve taken in weeks.”
If you ever have a chance to hear Melanie speak, or take a class from her . . . go for it! You won’t regret it!
I love her June 2013 blog post. Sincere, honest, lovely writing.
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