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Blue Asylum
 

Blue Asylum (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Hepinstall, Kathy

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Excellent pacing and strong character development . . . animate not only the inmates at the Sanibel Asylum but the characters from the preasylum lives of Iris and Ambrose. A first-rate choice for fans of intelligent historical romances. -- Library Journal, starred review

ISBN 9780544002227
Barcode 9780544002227
Published 9 April 2013 by Mariner Books
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780544002227
ISBN-10 0544002229
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Mariner Books
Imprint Mariner Books
Publication Date 9 April 2013
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Hepinstall, Kathy
Category Fiction
Modern Fiction
Historical Fiction
Number of Pages 270
Dimensions Width: 132mm
Height: 203mm
Spine: 18mm
Weight 249g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Historical & Mythological Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 482844

Description of this Book

Excellent pacing and strong character development . . . animate not only the inmates at the Sanibel Asylum but the characters from the preasylum lives of Iris and Ambrose. A first-rate choice for fans of intelligent historical romances. -- Library Journal, starred review

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review <p> What sets Blue Asylum apart is Hepinstall's luscious prose and the tension within each character that keeps the reader maddeningly off balance...Hepinstall makes inspired use of the Civil War as a means to explore notions of freedom, courage and, especially, opposing principals that both prevent and create change. Battle scenes, glimpsed briefly in Ambrose's excruciating flashbacks, deliver knockout punches of quiet horror all the more affecting for their subtlety. <br>-- Atlanta Journal-Constitution <p> <p> A fine novel embroidered with rich imagery. <br>-- Kirkus Reviews <p> <p> Features excellent pacing and strong character development that animate not only the inmates at the Sanibel Asylum but the characters from the preasylum lives of Iris and Ambrose. A first-rate choice for fans of intelligent historical romances. <br>-- Library Journal, starred review <p> Hepinstall exquisitely illustrates the fate of societal outsiders in this richly compelling Civil War-era tale of the former mistress of a Virginia plantation, now confined to a beautiful island asylum, and her burgeoning love for a traumatized Confederate soldier... Deftly interweaving past and present, Hepinstall sets the struggles of her characters against the rigidity of a traditional Southern society and the brutality of war in an absorbing story that explores both the rewards and perils of love, pride, and sanity itself. <br>-- Publishers Weekly <p> <p> A deep sense of the natural world, often-lyrical prose, and some touches of southern Gothic help carry along this tale of obsession and redemption. <br>-- Booklist <p> <p> With Blue Asylum, Kathy Hepinstall presents the reader with the rare and delicious quandary of whether to race through and find out what happens to her characters or to linger over her vivid, beautifully crafted sentences. For me, the only resolution was to read it twice. <br>--Hillary Jordan, author of Mudbound and When She Woke <p> <p> Blue Asylum is at

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Author's Bio

KATHY HEPINSTALL is the author of the best-selling novels The House of Gentle Men and The Absence of Nectar, as well as Prince of Lost Places. She is an award-winning creative director and advertising writer. She was born in Texas.

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