I fell in love with Tawni O'Dell's work with her first novel, Back Roads, a work set in the coal mines of Western Pennsylvania. Since that time, I have looked forward to all of O'Dell's works. (Her second book, Coal Run, is my favorite). When she came to speak at our local library two years ago, I was in heaven. And she was as great in person as she was on the page!
All in all, O'Dell's latest work is a great addition to her line of books. I will never grow tired of reading about the Pennsylvania landscape (yes, I am biased, since it's my world), and I will always be fond of the stories she tells in her pages.
In many ways, I am more of a reader than a writer. This page will serve as a home for my informal reviews of what I've been reading.