Well written, but took a LONG time to get to an unresolved end.
i read this for a college class, and was surprised at how good it was. the author's young daughter dies tragically, and this is a story of how she uses family and music to cope. the author plays the fiddle in a bluegrass band, and her description of the music will make you believe bluegrass is beautiful (even though in reality, it's not that great). well-written, touching book.
Excellant and moving book about a bluegrass fiddler who loses her 5 year old daughter in an accident.
Carrie Marie Mullins is a Kentucky bluegrass fiddler and the only woman in the Hawktown Road band. She loves the wild music and late hours and has fallen hard for Cap Dunlap, Hawktown's magnetic lead guitarist. But most of all she loves her five-year-old daughter, Molly Snow. When she suddenly loses Molly in a senseless accident, Carrie cannot fathom how to move on and make sense of it all. Yet with the help of two wonderfully sustaining older women who understand the healing power of the day-to-day, Carrie gradually takes hold of her guilt and soul-tearing grief, and her intense feelings for Cap, until she finds the strength to pick up her bow and draw once more on the power of her musical gift. SC, 268 pages.