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#home and work #and work of many years the War Creek Ranger Station in Washington s beautiful North Cascades As Agnes struggles to make peace with her father and her troubled past she uncovers long buried family secrets and finds unexpected love in a indred spirit The plot is as complex as real life some issues never resolve But Agnes forges on through conflict and tragedy as nature friends and wildlife help her heal from past and present hurts I was hooked all the way to the last sentence which shocked me with its simplicity and perfection As a reader who delights in wild nature I loved Susan s vivid descriptions of geography and weather but I loved this story of friendship love and the difficult family relationships we cut our teeth on. Emption War Creek #exposes the dark secrets that lurk in every #the dark secrets that lurk in every Set in stunningly harsh yet beautiful wilderness the novel bridges past and present to reveal the hidden truths Agnes so desperately seeks Susan Marsh’s debut novel poignantly explores family dynamics riddled with guilt grudges and half truth. A tad dramatic in storyline But beautiful descriptions and sense of #place
Makes Me Want Tome want to hiking in the north cascades It took me awhile to warm up to this one #Makes me want to go hiking in the north cascades It took me awhile to warm up to this one in too many ways it was a downer emotionally Too much loss too much baggage If it were not for the hopeful ending and the beauty she describes of the North Cascades wilderness I probably would ve given it only three stars Susan Marsh s debut novel War Creek delves into the dynamics of one family s complicated history of abuse deceit and vindictive secrets Agnes s older brothers are far too busy for their dad Clayt so they recruit her to return home to the War Creek Ranger Station I A wonderful story with a strong sense of place and peppered with rich morsels of natural history Thoroughly enjoyed this novel The auth. When ostracized daughter Agnes Clayton now middle aged and alone returns to the wilds of the Northwest after a life in various western cities she is determined to make moving her father out of their family home in War Creek as uick and Painless As Possible Reconnecting as possible Reconnecting her estranged father a retired ranger. ,
Susan Marsh Ü 6 Summary,
Or spins a story that engages the reader completely through a strong sense of place and a search for identity Honest straight forward and realistic the novel explores the complexities of family dysfunctional dynamics and the fierceness of the feminine spirit Unpredictable yet believable with an ending that speaks to hope and healing Life goes on taking interesting twists and turns throughout I read this for book club and it was a mixed bag The author who was herself in the forest service writes wonderfully and descriptively about the Cascades and about nature in general Plotting and characters however are not her forte With richly drawn scenes and thoughtful well crafted prose Susan Marsh has created a striking backdrop to a complex family story Wounded Agnes Clayton returns home wh. Proves #difficult at best and extracting him from his fiercely beloved ranger station #at best and extracting *him from his fiercely beloved ranger station impossible *from his fiercely beloved ranger station impossible the course of a long summer she becomes entangled with opposing forces in the isolated rural community in the Cascade Mountains Agnes hopes to answer uestions from her past and find not only closure but red.