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LAUREN B. DAVIS

Author of AGAINST A DARKENING SKY, THE EMPTY ROOM, OUR DAILY BREAD, and others. Find out more at www.LaurenBDavis.com. I read as if my sanity depended upon it.. . . oh, wait, it does! Snort.

The Gathering

The Gathering - Anne Enright A beautiful book. Dark, midnight dark, but filled with heart, and the writing is absolutely stunning. The depth with which Anne Enright portrays her characters is impressive and as a result they are completely believable, beyond believable, in fact, they are alive. She makes it look easy, organic, effortless -- the mark of a wonderful writer. My only criticism is that the crisis point seemed a bit tired. I would have liked to see Enright push the plot into new territory, rather than that which seemed a bit obvious.