September 5, 2013 by Reader's Connection
There are links to four favorable reviews of The Exiles in our catalog. Of those four, Library Journal comes closest to not telling too much of the story:
Lynn tells of a young, materialistic couple who consider themselves evicted from Manhattan. With expenses that far exceed their mediocre incomes, they feel like consistent losers on the catch-up wheel. Sad to leave the city but convinced that the small, affordable house they have purchased in bucolic Rhode Island will ultimately offer a healthier lifestyle for them and their ten-month-old son, they arrive in Newport to begin living happily ever after. Within moments of arriving, however, the dream shatters with the theft of their Jeep Cherokee, packed to the gills with everything they value, leaving them with only the keys to their empty house, the child’s stroller, and a small handful of cash to tide them over the Columbus Day weekend. Struck with one trauma after another, they lose their equilibrium and retreat, exiled each from the other and keeping devastating secrets that could threaten their future they had counted on. — Library Journal
But Kirkus Reviews cites “the author’s distinctive characters and focus,” and Publishers Weekly says that ”Lynn’s new novel rings with truth and compassion.”
Drinks 6:00 p.m.
Reading, book-signing, Q & A 6:30 p.m.
Allison Lynn teaches at the Butler University MFA Program in Creative Writing. Meet her, get her signature, ask her piercing questions on September 12th.
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