Kindle Daily Deal: Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night
Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night by Barbara J. Taylor — part of Akashic’s Kaylie Jones Books imprint — has been selected for a Kindle Daily Deal! Order the Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night e-book on Saturday, March 21, 2015, for only $0.99.
Praise for Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night:
Nominated for a 2014 Lime Award for Excellence in Fiction
Named a Best Summer Book for 2014 by Publishers Weekly
“A profound story of how one unforeseen event may tear a family apart, but another can just as unexpectedly bring them back together again.”
“Solomon enticingly described the novel Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night by Barbara J. Taylor (Akashic), set in a coal-mining town in 1913, as ‘one of those sit on the couch and don’t bother me’ reads.”
“This story is at once poignant and hopeful, spiced up by such characters as Billy Sunday, the revivalist, and Grief, the specter who haunts Grace to the very edge of sanity. A rich debut.”
—Historical Novel Society
Almost everyone in town blames eight-year-old Violet Morgan for the death of her nine-year-old sister, Daisy. Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night opens on September 4, 1913, two months after the Fourth of July tragedy. Owen, the girls’ father, “turns to drink” and abandons his family. Their mother Grace falls victim to the seductive powers of Grief, an imagined figure who has seduced her off-and-on since childhood. Violet forms an unlikely friendship with Stanley Adamski, a motherless outcast who works in the mines as a breaker boy. During an unexpected blizzard, Grace goes into premature labor at home and is forced to rely on Violet, while Owen is “off being saved” at a Billy Sunday Revival. Inspired by a haunting family story, Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night blends real life incidents with fiction to show how grace can be found in the midst of tragedy.
Posted: Mar 20, 2015
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