Damnation Spring by Ash Davidson | Scribner Books {Book Discussion & Review}

{Thank you to Scribner Books for my gifted review copy} 

Damnation Spring book review

Damnation Spring by Ash Davidson

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{My @GenTheBookworm #Bookstagram Discussion of Damnation Spring can be found HERE.}

Publication Date:

August 3rd, 2021

Book Summary:

Colleen and Rich Gundersen are raising their young son, Chub, on the rugged California coast. It’s 1977, and life in this Pacific Northwest logging town isn’t what it used to be. For generations, the community has lived and breathed timber; now that way of life is threatened.

Colleen is an amateur midwife. Rich is a tree-topper. It’s a dangerous job that requires him to scale trees hundreds of feet tall—a job that both his father and grandfather died doing. Colleen and Rich want a better life for their son—and they take steps to assure their future. Rich secretly spends their savings on a swath of ancient Redwoods. Colleen, desperate to have a second baby, challenges the logging company’s use of herbicides that she believes are responsible for the many miscarriages in the community—including her own. Colleen and Rich find themselves on opposite sides of a budding conflict that threatens the very thing they are trying to protect: their family.

Told in prose as clear as a spring-fed creek, Damnation Spring is an intimate, compassionate portrait of a family whose bonds are tested and a community clinging to a vanishing way of life. An extraordinary story of the transcendent, enduring power of love—between husband and wife, mother and child, and longtime neighbors. An essential novel for our times.

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Five Things to Tell You… {September 16th 2020}

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{New Book Releases, Non-Fiction Book Mail, A Fair Play Zoom Event, Soup Season & Curb Side Pickup}

ONE: New Book Releases!

New Book Releases

The Roommate | Don’t Look For Me

There are a couple of great new releases this week! Unless I am reading some engaging non-fiction, I have been all about the chills and the thrills lately… “escape reading” for me at it’s finest. I have still been having a harder time concentrating lately because my mind has been going a mile a minute so I have been needing books I cannot put down. Don’t Look For Me is super dark and engrossing and The Roommate is smart and quite steamy and totally what I first expected! You can look for my full review of Don’t Look For Me later today and The Roommate later this week!

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