Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Review: The Ice Chorus



Sarah Stonich’s sophomore novel, The Ice Chorus, is one of those rare books in which all the parts come together seamlessly. The ideas, plot, characters, and images all work to entertain the reader with the rich story of Liselle’s life-changing romance with Charlie, an artist she met in Mexico.

Liselle, living in a nondescript Irish fishing town, films and interviews her new neighbors for a nascent documentary about love, waits for her artist lover to return, and mulls over her affair with Charlie, her marriage, and her tragic relationship with her father.

It is a romantic story that looks beyond mere romance to examine the way passionate love affects every part of life, including where people live and the direction of their careers.  

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10 comments:

bermudaonion said...

This sounds like it would be great to read in front of a fire this winter.

Rose City Reader said...

That was thought exactly. This is the perfect book for a comfy chair, a fireplace, and a big mug of tea. Or a little Irish whiskey. :)

Lisa said...

I absolutely loved this book, and would like to read her other one as well, "These Granite Islands". GREAT review!!

Here's mine as well: http://bookblabbing.blogspot.com/2009/09/review-ice-chorus-by-sarah-stronich.html

Jennifer said...

I found Ice Chorus to be a wonderful read. Here is my review:
http://rundpinne.blogspot.com/2009/09/ice-chorus-review.html

Anne Brooke said...

You obviously did like it more than me! Glad you agree about that terrible cracked hearts line though!

Here's the Vulpes Libris review:

http://vulpeslibris.wordpress.com/2009/10/09/the-ice-chorus-by-sarah-stonich-lyricism-love-and-tales-of-the-unexpected-in-windswept-ireland/

:)

Axxx

Rose City Reader said...

Thanks for the links -- I have added them. And if you have reviewed any of the other books that I've reviewed, I am happy to add your links to those as well. Just leave comments with links.

Any others?

Alayne said...

Here's mine:
http://thecrowdedleaf.wordpress.com/2009/09/25/review-the-ice-chorus/

Rose City Reader said...

Thanks Alayne!

Jennifer, The Lady Riposter said...

Your review sums it up nicely!

I'd love it if you'd include the link to my review. It's so kind of you to offer!

http://todayismysomeday.blogspot.com/2009/09/review-ice-chorus.html

a real librarian said...

Great review! I totally agree!! Here is a link to my review, too!

http://confessionsofareallibrarian.blogspot.com/2009/10/review-ice-chorus.html

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