Idaho

Idaho Review

One hot August day a family drives to a mountain clearing to collect birch wood. Jenny, the mother, is in charge of lopping any small limbs off the logs with a hatchet. Wade, the father, does the stacking. The two daughters, June and May, aged nine and six, drink lemonade, swat away horseflies, bicker, and sing snatches of songs as they while away the time.

But then something unimaginably shocking happens, an act so extreme it will scatter the family in every different direction.

In a story told from multiple perspectives and in razor-sharp prose, we gradually learn more about this act, and the way its violence, love and memory reverberate through the life of every character in Idaho.

Title:Idaho
Edition Language:English

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    Idaho Reviews

  • Adina (taking a break from literary fiction)

    I have been sitting in front of the screen for some time, staring hopelessly at the screen, hoping to find some inspiration on what to write in my review. I even find it difficult to decide on the rat...

  • Elyse  Walters

    $1.99 Kindle! If you’ve hesitated about this book - curious— $1.99 is less than a cup of coffee at Starbucks. I think it’s worth reading! Soooo glad I didn’t miss it!5 STRONG STARS!!!!! Oh my ...

  • Deanna

    3.5 StarsMy reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr...When tragedy strikes on a mountain in Idaho in 1995, a family is forever changed.I'm still having a hard time trying to...

  • Diane S ?

    Books are miraculous things. They touch each one of us in individual ways. As soon as I started reading, I was in awe of this authors obvious talent. A first book, seriously? With this beautiful prose...

  • Larry H

    Idaho , Emily Ruskovich's stunningly written debut novel, has an almost dreamy, elegiacal feel to it. It's a book that is about so many different things—the redemptive power of love and friendshi...

  • Angela M

    3.5 stars rounded up. I found this story to be very unnerving . It's tense and there's some mystery about it, usually not the kind of book I read. Yet there was something so mesmerizing about the stor...

  • Cheri

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !!4.5 Stars“Meaning is like music; it catches and is carried. It returns. Refrains, phrases, the names of passing boats. Stuck in my head, it’s stuck in my head. The way stories ...

  • Jaline

    This book is a truly beautiful story, with a poignant magnificence that sweeps across the widest spectrum of thoughts and feelings as reminders and remembrances of our humanity.This book tells the sto...

  • Beata

    I guess this is one of the most difficult reviews for me to write …. At the beginning I was totally immersed by the tragic event, by the beauty of the place and by the complicated yet compelling rel...

  • Kelli

    With four and five star reviews pouring in for this, I am immediately reminded of my reaction to My Name Is Lucy Barton. Both books were purposefully constructed and beautifully written, rendering a l...